| Brace's Emerald ( Chlorostilbon bracei)|
Description: tapered, somewhat curved, black bill; post-ocular white spot; bronze-green crown; ruddy-bronze upperparts—back, nape and rump; pale green gorget with silvery bluish sheen; bronze-green chest; bronze green belly; bronze-green central retrices and pale grey under-tail coverts with buff white borders.
Note: This species is extinct. A specimen was acquired in 1877 from New Providence, The Bahamas in 1877. At the Smithsonian Institution Archives there is housed the only skin collected of the species. It has been compared with the Cuban Emerald (C. ricordii) which is larger, has a shorter bill and distinct plumage.
1BirdLife International. Species factsheet: Chlorostilbon bracei. BirdLife International. [Online] 2015. [Cited: January 24, 2015.] http://www.birdlife.org/.
2GRAVES, Gary R. and Srorrs L. Olson. Chlorostilbon Bracei Lawrence, an Extinct Species of Hummingbird From New Providence Island, Bahamas. The Auk: Ornithological Advances. Weekly, 1987, Vol. 104.