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This spreadsheet was created and is maintained by Bird Names for Birds. www.birdnamesforbirds.wordpress.com
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Geographic scope covered: North America including Middle America and the Caribbean.
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NameNamed forNamed by
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Ross's GooseBernard R. RossJohn Cassin
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Steller's EiderGeorg StellerPeter Simon Pallas
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Stejneger's ScoterLeonhard StegnegerRobert Ridgway
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Barrow's GoldeneyeSir John BarrowJohann Freidrich Gmelin
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Gambel's QuailWilliam GambelWilliam Gambel
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Erckel's FrancolinTheodor ErckelEduard Rüppell
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Elliot's PheasantDaniel Giraud ElliotRobert Swinhoe
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Lady Amherst's PheasantSarah AmherstBenjamin Leadbetter
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Clark's GrebeJohn Henry ClarkGeorge Lawrence
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Vaux's SwiftWilliam Sansom VauxJohn Kirk Townsend
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Chapman's SwiftCarl Hellmayr
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Sick's SwiftCarl Hellmayr
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Rivoli's Hummingbirdsecond Duke of RivoliRene Primevere Lesson
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Anna's Hummingbirdwife of RivoliRene Primevere Lesson
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Costa's HummingbirdLouis Marie Pantaleon CostaJules Bourcier
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Allen's HummingbirdCharles Andrew AllenRene Primevere Lesson
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Canivet's EmeraldEmmanuel Canivet de CarentanRene Primevere Lesson
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Brace's EmeraldLewis J. K. BraceGeorge Lawrence
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Humboldt's SapphireJules Bourcier
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Xantus's HummingbirdJohn Xantus de VeseyGeorge Lawrence
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Ridgway's RailRobert RidgwayRobert Ridgway
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Wilson's PloverAlexander WilsonGeorge Ord
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Temminck's StintCoenraad Jacob TemminckJohan Leisler
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Baird's SandpiperSpencer Fullerton BairdElliot Coues
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Wilson's SnipeAlexander WilsonGeorge Ord
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Wilson's PhalaropeAlexander WilsonLouis Pierre Veillot
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Kittlitz's MurreletHeinrich von KittlitzNicholas Vigors
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Scripps MurreletEllen Browning Scripps (?)Green and Arnold (?)
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Craveri's MurreletFederico/Ettore CraveriTommaso Salvadori
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Cassin's AukletJohn CassinJohn Cassin
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Sabine's GullEdward SabineJoseph Sabine
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Bonaparte's GullCharles Lucien BonaparteGeorge Ord
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Ross's GullJames Clark RossWilliam MacGillivray
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Franklin's GullJohn FranklinJohann Wagler
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Pallas's GullPeter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
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Belcher's GullEdward BelcherNicholas Vigors
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Heermann's GullAdolphus Lewis HeermannJohn Cassin
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Forster's TernJohann Reinhold ForsterThomas Nuttall
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Salvin's AlbatrossOsbert SalvinLionel Walter Rothschild
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Willson's Storm-PetrelAlexander WilsonHeinrich Kuhl
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Elliot's Storm-PetrelDaniel Giraud ElliotDaniel Giraud Elliot
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Leach's Storm-PetrelWilliam Elford LeachLouis Pierre Veillot
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Townsend's Storm-PetrelCharles Haskins TownsendCharles Haskins Townsend
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Ainley's Storm-PetrelDavid AinleyDavid Ainley
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Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelRobert SwinhoeRobert Swinhoe
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Markham's Storm-PetrelAlbert Hastings MarkhamOsbert Salvin
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Tristram's Storm-PetrelHenry Baker TristramOsbert Salvin
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Murphy's PetrelRobert Cushman MurphyRobert Cushman Murphy
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Zino's PetrelPaul Alexander ZinoGregory Macalister Matthews
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Fea's PetrelLeonardo FeaTommaso Salvadori
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Cook's PetrelCaptain James CookGeorge Robert Gray
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Stejneger's PetrelLeonhard StejnegerLeonhard Stejneger
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Bulwer's PetrelJames BulwerWilliam Jardine/John Selby
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Jouanin's PetrelChristian JouaninChristian Jouanin
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Parkinson's PetrelGeorge Robert Gray
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Cory's ShearwaterCharles B. CoryCharles B Cory
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Buller's ShearwaterWalter BullerOsbert Salvin
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Newell's ShearwaterMatthias NewellHenry Weatherbee Henshaw
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Bryan's ShearwaterEdwin Horace Bryan JrPyle, Welch, Fleischer
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Audubon's ShearwaterJohn James Audubon (?)Rene Primevere Lesson
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Brandt's CormorantJohann Freidrich von BrandtJohann Freidrich von Brandt
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Cooper's HawkWilliam CooperCharles Lucien Bonaparte
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Gundlach's HawkJuan Cristobal Christoff GundlachGeorge Lawrence
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Steller's Sea-EagleGeorg Wilhelm StellerPeter Simon Pallas
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Harris's HawkEdward HarrisJohn James Audubon
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Ridgway's HawkRobert RidgwayCharles B. Cory
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Swainson's HawkWilliam SwainsonCharles Lucien Bonaparte
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Baird's TrogonSpencer Fullerton BairdGeorge Lawrence
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Lesson's MotmotRene Premevere LessonRene Primevere Lesson
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Williamson's SapsuckerRobert Stockton WilliamsonJohn Cassin
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Lewis's WoodpeckerMeriwether LewisAlexander Wilson
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Hoffmann's WoodpeckerKarl HoffmanJean Louis Cabanis
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Nuttall's WoodpeckerThomas NuttallWilliam Gambel
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Strickland's WoodpeckerHugh Edwin StricklandAlfred Malherbe
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Fernandina's FlickerNicholas Vigors
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Zeledon's AntbirdJose Castulo ZeledonRobert Ridgway
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Euler's FlycatcherCarl EulerJean Louis Cabanis
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Hammond's FlycatcherWilliam Alexander HammondSpencer Fullerton Baird
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Say's PhoebeThomas SayCharles Lucien Bonaparte
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Nutting's FlycatcherCharles Cleveland NuttingRobert Ridgway
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La Sagra's FlycatcherDon Ramon de La SagraJuan Cristobal Christiff Gundlach
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Couch's KingbirdDarius N. CouchSpencer Fullerton Baird
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Cassin's KingbirdJohn Cassin John Cassin
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Bell's VireoJohn Graham BellJohn James Audubon
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Hutton's VireoWilliam Rich HuttonJohn Cassin
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Cassin's VireoJohn Cassin John Xantus de Vesey
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Steller's JayGeorg Wilhelm StellerJohan Freidrich Gmelin
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Woodhouse's Scrub-JaySamuel Washington WoodhouseSpencer Fullerton Baird
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Clark's NutcrackerWilliam ClarkAlexander Wilson
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Blyth's Reed WarblerEdward BlythEdward Blyth
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Pallas's Grasshopper-Warbler
Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
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Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler
Alexander Theodor von Middendorf
Alexander Theodor von Middendorf
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Pallas's Leaf-WarblerPeter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
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Swinhoe's White-eyeRobert SwinhoeRobert Swinhoe
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Sumichrast's WrenFrancis SumichrastGeorge Lawrence
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Nava's WrenCrossin/Ely