Brace's Emerald Chlorostilbon bracei


Justification of Red List Category
This species is known from the island of New Providence, Bahamas, but has been driven to extinction by human disturbance. A specimen was taken in 1877 and it was probably Extinct soon afterwards: subsequent collectors found no trace of it.

Population justification
None remain.

Distribution and population

Chlorostilbon bracei is known only from the type, described in 1877 by Lawrence, from New Providence, Bahamas (Olson and Hilgartner 1982), although fossil hummingbird bones found on the island (Graves and Olson 1987) are probably also referable to this species (Olson and Hilgartner 1982).


Nothing is known, though it was likely to have been typical of the genus.


The cause of its extinction is unknown, presumably owing to some kind of human disturbance (Olson and Hilgartner 1982).


Text account compilers
Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S., Martin, R

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Chlorostilbon bracei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2022.