Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)


Caribbean Emerald (Chlorostilbon elegans)


French: Émeraude de Gould German: Gouldsmaragdkolibri Spanish: Esmeralda de Gould
Other common names: Gould’s Emerald

Erythronota ? elegans


, 1860,

locality unknown


Described from a single specimen, dated 1860; recently shown to be a valid species#R. Monotypic.


Not known. Probably Jamaica or Bahamas.

Its year of extinction is estimated at 1860. Cause of extinction not known; possibly degradation or loss of habitat, perhaps combined with predation by introduced mammals.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

(2018). Caribbean Emerald (Chlorostilbon elegans). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 November 2018).