Mrs. Gould's Sunbird

About the Mrs. Gould's Sunbird

Also known as: Gould's Sunbird
Mrs. Gould's Sunbird is a small species of bird native to parts of Asia, including China, India, and Thailand.

Mrs. Gould's Sunbird is named after the British illustrator Elizabeth Gould. It is part of a family of Old World birds known as sunbirds (along with spiderhunter). It has a downcurved bill, specialized to feed on the nectar of flowers.

Mrs. Gould's Sunbird has a striking plumage, with a bright reddish-orange back, yellow breast, and blue tail. There are iridescent feathers at the crown, cheeks, and chin.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 04 December 2019
Scientific Name
Aethopyga gouldiae
  • Passeriformes
  • Nectariniidae
  • Aethopyga
  • A. gouldiae
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 26 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
3.9 to 5.9 inches
.215 to .282 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 蓝喉太阳鸟
Czech (Cesky) strdimil rudohřbetý
Danish (Dansk) Goulds Solfugl
Dutch (Nederlands) Goulds Honingzuiger
Finnish (Suomi) paratiisimedestäjä
French (Français) Souimanga de Gould
German (Deutsch) Gouldnektarvogel
Italian (Italiano) Nettarinia di Gould
Japanese (日本語) ルリオタイヨウチョウ [ruriotaiyouchou]
Norwegian (Norsk) Purpurkronesolfugl
Polish (Polski) kwiatownik ozdobny
Russian (русский язык) Нектарница Гульда
Spanish (Español) Suimanga de Gould
Swedish (Svenska) gouldsolfågel
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