Overview

Distribution

Range Description

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).

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Range

Formerly n Bahamas. Extinct; last reported 1877.
  • Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Chlorostilbon bracei
Catalog Number: USNM 71386
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Birds
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin: Whole
Collector(s): L. Brace
Year Collected: 1877
Locality: Nassau, New Providence District, New Providence, Bahamas, North America
  • Type: Lawrence. (Not Earlier Than December) 1877. Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 1: 50.
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Type for Chlorostilbon bracei
Catalog Number: USNM 71386
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Birds
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin: Whole
Collector(s): L. Brace
Year Collected: 1877
Locality: Nassau, New Providence District, New Providence, Bahamas, North America
  • Type: Lawrence. (Not Earlier Than December) 1877. Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 1: 50.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

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


Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EX
Extinct

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Symes, A. & Butchart, S.

Contributor/s

Justification
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.

History
  • Extinct (EX)
  • Extinct (EX)
  • Extinct (EX)
  • Extinct (EX)
  • Extinct (EX)
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Threats

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

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