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Jules Bourcier (1797, Cuisery – 9 March 1873, Batignolles) was a French naturalist.[1]

Bourcier was an expert on hummingbirds, and named a number of new species, either alone or with other ornithologists; such as Adolphe Delattre and Martial Etienne Mulsant. The following hummingbird species bear his name:

Bourcier was the French consul to Ecuador from 1849 to 1850. In 1857 he became a corresponding member of the Société linnéenne de Lyon.[1]


  • Descriptions de nouvelles espèces d'oiseaux-mouches, 1839 (with Martial Étienne Mulsant & Jules Verreaux).
  • Collection typique d'oiseaux mouches (Trochilidés), 1874 (posthumous).[2]


  • Beolens, Bo & Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird?: Men and women commemorated in the common names of birds, Christopher Helm, London.
  1. ^ a b c Prosopo Sociétés savantes de France
  2. ^ Google Books (publications)