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Birds Named After People

This is a list of birds found in North America north of Mexico that are named after someone, usually a famous ornithologist or other naturalist. Most of these names are simple possessives, but a few are unusual, such as Inca Dove (mistakenly named for the Incas of South America as opposed to the Aztec of Mexico), Montezuma Quail (for the Aztec leader), and Blackburnian Warbler (seemingly color-related, but actually named for a pre-American Revolution British naturalist, Anna Blackburn). Among the hummingbirds, the Calliope (our smallest bird) is named for one of the muses of ancient Greek mythology, and the Lucifer Hummingbird is technically named for its radiant throat color, but misreadings of the Bible turned the name into a shorthand for the Devil, so I've included it here.
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Ross's Goose
Ross's Goose
2
Steller's Eider
Steller's Eider
3
Barrow's Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
4
Gambel's Quail
Gambel's Quail
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5
Montezuma Quail
Montezuma Quail
6
Clark's Grebe
Clark's Grebe
7
Cory's Shearwater
Cory's Shearwater
8
Buller's Shearwater
Buller's Shearwater
9
Audubon's Shearwater
Audubon's Shearwater
10
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
11
Leach's Storm-Petrel
Leach's Storm-Petrel
12
Brandt's Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
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13
Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
14
Harris's Hawk
Harris's Hawk
15
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
16
Ridgway's Rail
Ridgway's Rail
17
Wilson's Plover
Wilson's Plover
18
Baird's Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
19
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Snipe
20
Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson's Phalarope
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21
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
22
Bonaparte's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
23
Ross's Gull
Ross's Gull
24
Franklin's Gull
Franklin's Gull
25
Heermann's Gull
Heermann's Gull
26
Thayer's Gull
Thayer's Gull
27
Forster's Tern
Forster's Tern
28
Kittlitz's Murrelet
Kittlitz's Murrelet
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29
Scripps's Murrelet
Scripps's Murrelet
30
Craveri's Murrelet
Craveri's Murrelet
31
Cassin's Auklet
Cassin's Auklet
32
Inca Dove
Inca Dove
33
Vaux's Swift
Vaux's Swift
34
Lucifer Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
35
Anna's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
36
Costa's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
37
Allen's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
38
Calliope Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
39
Lewis's Woodpecker
Lewis's Woodpecker
40
Williamson's Sapsucker
Williamson's Sapsucker
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