Conservation Status: Least ConcernBy Ali Bernie Buga-ay / Editor
The Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird or Aethopyga gouldiae is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand in which the habitat in north is fantastic and encouraging for proliferation. The moist montane forest of Doi San Ju and Doi Lang is perfect for them to thrive.
The name was given by an Irish ornithologist Nicholas Vigors after Elizabeth Gould, a British artist and the wife of the naturalist John Gould.
One of the most beautiful Sunbirds of Thailand and it is worth the trouble of driving almost sixteen hours including the drive up the the mountain, using a real challenging rugged road to the top. Weather is horrible and cold, and taking photographs above the clouds is another challenge to take.
Doi San Ju, Chiang Mai, Thailand
January 2, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"
Months of planning and careful preparation came to an end and it was quite an emotional moment leaving the mountain with the thought that we can always come back in the following years to come. For seven days we climbed each day, leaving our hotels at 5:30 a.m.,