Gould's emerald

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Gould's emerald
Chlorostilbon elegans.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Chlorostilbon
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Chlorostilbon elegans
Gould, 1860

The Gould's emerald (Chlorostilbon elegans) is an extinct species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It was described based on a single specimen taken in 1860; it is of unknown origin, but Jamaica or the Bahamas are likely sources. Except for the type specimen, there are no records, and it is presumed extinct. While there is no information about the exact cause of extinction, the likely reasons include the loss of habitat or required food plants, and predation by introduced mammals.[1]

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