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You can use this page to compare any 2 historical versions of a published checklist. For example, you can use this tool to see what changes have occurred between the 6th and the 7th edition of the AOU checklist, or between the 48th and the 49th supplement. Note that cross-checklists comparisons are only available for global checklists. You also restrict the list of changes to a geographic region (e.g. a country, a province or a site) to see only changes affecting birds in a specific area.

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Scientific nameCommon nameAlternate nameFamily name Scientific nameCommon nameAlternate nameFamily name View
Oceanodroma microsoma Least Storm Petrel Hydrobatidae Oceanodroma microsoma Least Storm-Petrel Hydrobatidae
Oceanodroma tethys Wedge-rumped Storm Petrel Hydrobatidae Oceanodroma tethys Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel Hydrobatidae
Oceanodroma leucorhoa Leach's Storm Petrel Hydrobatidae Oceanodroma leucorhoa Leach's Storm-Petrel Hydrobatidae
Oceanodroma melania Black Storm Petrel Hydrobatidae Oceanodroma melania Black Storm-Petrel Hydrobatidae
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret Ardeidae
Bubulcus ibis Western Cattle Egret Ardeidae
Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night Heron Ardeidae Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Ardeidae
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night Heron Ardeidae Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron Ardeidae
Tigrisoma mexicanum Bare-throated Tiger Heron Ardeidae Tigrisoma mexicanum Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Ardeidae
Tigrisoma fasciatum Fasciated Tiger Heron Ardeidae Tigrisoma fasciatum Fasciated Tiger-Heron Ardeidae
Tigrisoma lineatum Rufescent Tiger Heron Ardeidae Tigrisoma lineatum Rufescent Tiger-Heron Ardeidae
Eudocimus albus American White Ibis Threskiornithidae Eudocimus albus White Ibis Threskiornithidae
Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Whistling Duck Anatidae Dendrocygna bicolor Fulvous Whistling-Duck Anatidae
Dendrocygna autumnalis Black-bellied Whistling Duck Anatidae Dendrocygna autumnalis Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Anatidae
Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy Duck Anatidae
Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy Duck Anatidae
Anas crecca Green-winged Teal Anatidae
Anas carolinensis Green-winged Teal Anatidae
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard Anatidae
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard Anatidae
Pandion haliaetus Osprey Pandionidae
Pandion haliaetus Western Osprey Pandionidae
Leptodon cayanensis Grey-headed Kite Accipitridae Leptodon cayanensis Gray-headed Kite Accipitridae
Chondrohierax uncinatus Hook-billed Kite Accipitridae
Chondrohierax uncinatus Hook-billed Kite Accipitridae
Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier Accipitridae
Circus hudsonius Northern Harrier Accipitridae
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipitridae
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipitridae
Accipiter chionogaster White-breasted Hawk Accipitridae
Accipiter bicolor Bicolored Hawk Accipitridae
Accipiter bicolor Bicolored Hawk Accipitridae
Buteogallus solitarius Montane Solitary Eagle Accipitridae Buteogallus solitarius Solitary Eagle Accipitridae
Buteo plagiatus Grey Hawk Accipitridae Buteo plagiatus Gray Hawk Accipitridae
Caracara cheriway Northern Crested Caracara Falconidae Caracara cheriway Crested Caracara Falconidae
Micrastur ruficollis Barred Forest Falcon Falconidae Micrastur ruficollis Barred Forest-Falcon Falconidae
Micrastur mirandollei Slaty-backed Forest Falcon Falconidae Micrastur mirandollei Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon Falconidae
Micrastur semitorquatus Collared Forest Falcon Falconidae Micrastur semitorquatus Collared Forest-Falcon Falconidae
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon Falconidae
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon Falconidae
Ortalis cinereiceps Grey-headed Chachalaca Cracidae Ortalis cinereiceps Gray-headed Chachalaca Cracidae
Dendrortyx leucophrys Buffy-crowned Wood Partridge Odontophoridae Dendrortyx leucophrys Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge Odontophoridae
Colinus nigrogularis Yucatan Bobwhite Odontophoridae Colinus nigrogularis Black-throated Bobwhite Odontophoridae
Colinus cristatus Crested Bobwhite Odontophoridae
Colinus leucopogon Spot-bellied Bobwhite Odontophoridae
Odontophorus melanotis Black-eared Wood Quail Odontophoridae Odontophorus melanotis Black-eared Wood-Quail Odontophoridae
Odontophorus guttatus Spotted Wood Quail Odontophoridae Odontophorus guttatus Spotted Wood-Quail Odontophoridae
Laterallus exilis Grey-breasted Crake Rallidae Laterallus exilis Gray-breasted Crake Rallidae
Aramides axillaris Rufous-necked Wood Rail Rallidae Aramides axillaris Rufous-necked Wood-Rail Rallidae
Aramides cajaneus Gray-necked Wood-Rail Rallidae
Aramides albiventris White-bellied Wood Rail Rallidae
Aphriza virgata Surfbird Scolopacidae Calidris virgata Surfbird Scolopacidae
Tryngites subruficollis Buff-breasted Sandpiper Scolopacidae Calidris subruficollis Buff-breasted Sandpiper Scolopacidae
Pluvialis dominica American Golden Plover Charadriidae Pluvialis dominica American Golden-Plover Charadriidae
Pluvialis squatarola Grey Plover Charadriidae Pluvialis squatarola Black-bellied Plover Charadriidae
Himantopus mexicanus Black-necked Stilt Recurvirostridae
Himantopus mexicanus Black-necked Stilt Recurvirostridae
Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Skua Stercorariidae Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger Stercorariidae
Larus argentatus Herring Gull Laridae
Larus smithsonianus American Herring Gull Laridae
Thalasseus sandvicensis Sandwich Tern Laridae
Thalasseus acuflavidus Cabot's Tern Laridae
Columba livia Rock Dove Columbidae Columba livia Rock Pigeon Columbidae
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared Dove Columbidae Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared-Dove Columbidae
Columbina passerina Common Ground Dove Columbidae Columbina passerina Common Ground-Dove Columbidae
Columbina minuta Plain-breasted Ground Dove Columbidae Columbina minuta Plain-breasted Ground-Dove Columbidae
Columbina talpacoti Ruddy Ground Dove Columbidae Columbina talpacoti Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbidae
Claravis pretiosa Blue Ground Dove Columbidae Claravis pretiosa Blue Ground-Dove Columbidae
Claravis mondetoura Maroon-chested Ground Dove Columbidae Claravis mondetoura Maroon-chested Ground-Dove Columbidae
Leptotila plumbeiceps Gray-headed Dove Columbidae
Leptotila plumbeiceps Grey-headed Dove Columbidae
Leptotila battyi Azuero Dove Columbidae
Leptotila cassinii Grey-chested Dove Columbidae Leptotila cassinii Gray-chested Dove Columbidae
Psittacara holochlorus Green Parakeet Psittacidae
Psittacara rubritorquis Red-throated Parakeet Psittacidae
Psittacara finschi Finsch's Parakeet Psittacidae Psittacara finschi Crimson-fronted Parakeet Psittacidae
Amazona albifrons White-fronted Amazon Psittacidae Amazona albifrons White-fronted Parrot Psittacidae
Amazona xantholora Yucatan Amazon Psittacidae Amazona xantholora Yellow-lored Parrot Psittacidae
Amazona autumnalis Red-lored Parrot Psittacidae
Amazona autumnalis Red-lored Amazon Psittacidae
Amazona oratrix Yellow-headed Parrot Psittacidae
Amazona oratrix Yellow-headed Amazon Psittacidae
Amazona auropalliata Yellow-naped Amazon Psittacidae Amazona auropalliata Yellow-naped Parrot Psittacidae
Amazona farinosa Mealy Parrot Psittacidae
Amazona guatemalae Northern Mealy Amazon Psittacidae
Morococcyx erythropygus Lesser Ground Cuckoo Cuculidae Morococcyx erythropygus Lesser Ground-Cuckoo Cuculidae
Neomorphus geoffroyi Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo Cuculidae Neomorphus geoffroyi Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo Cuculidae
Tyto alba Western Barn Owl Tytonidae
Tyto alba Barn Owl Tytonidae
Megascops cooperi Pacific Screech Owl Strigidae Megascops cooperi Pacific Screech-Owl Strigidae
Megascops trichopsis Whiskered Screech Owl Strigidae Megascops trichopsis Whiskered Screech-Owl Strigidae
Megascops guatemalae Vermiculated Screech-Owl Strigidae
Megascops guatemalae Middle American Screech Owl Strigidae
Bubo virginianus Great Horned Owl Strigidae
Bubo virginianus Great Horned Owl Strigidae
Strix virgata Mottled Owl Strigidae Ciccaba virgata Mottled Owl Strigidae
Strix nigrolineata Black-and-white Owl Strigidae Ciccaba nigrolineata Black-and-white Owl Strigidae
Glaucidium gnoma Northern Pygmy-Owl Strigidae
Glaucidium gnoma Mountain Pygmy Owl Strigidae
Glaucidium cobanense Guatemalan Pygmy Owl Strigidae
Glaucidium griseiceps Central American Pygmy Owl Strigidae Glaucidium griseiceps Central American Pygmy-Owl Strigidae
Glaucidium brasilianum Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Strigidae Glaucidium brasilianum Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Strigidae
Nyctidromus albicollis Pauraque Caprimulgidae Nyctidromus albicollis Common Pauraque Caprimulgidae
Cypseloides niger American Black Swift Apodidae Cypseloides niger Black Swift Apodidae
Chaetura cinereiventris Grey-rumped Swift Apodidae Chaetura cinereiventris Gray-rumped Swift Apodidae
Campylopterus curvipennis Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Trochilidae
Campylopterus pampa Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Trochilidae
Basilinna leucotis White-eared Hummingbird Trochilidae Hylocharis leucotis White-eared Hummingbird Trochilidae
Hylocharis eliciae Blue-throated Sapphire Trochilidae Hylocharis eliciae Blue-throated Goldentail Trochilidae
Amazilia viridifrons Green-fronted Hummingbird Trochilidae
Amazilia viridifrons Green-fronted Hummingbird Trochilidae
Chalybura urochrysia Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Trochilidae
Chalybura urochrysia Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer Trochilidae
Lampornis amethystinus Amethyst-throated Mountaingem Trochilidae Lampornis amethystinus Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Trochilidae
Lampornis viridipallens Green-throated Mountaingem Trochilidae Lampornis viridipallens Green-throated Mountain-gem Trochilidae
Lampornis sybillae Green-breasted Mountaingem Trochilidae Lampornis sybillae Green-breasted Mountain-gem Trochilidae
Eugenes fulgens Magnificent Hummingbird Trochilidae
Eugenes fulgens Rivoli's Hummingbird Trochilidae
Tilmatura dupontii Sparkling-tailed Woodstar Trochilidae Tilmatura dupontii Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird Trochilidae
Trogon collaris Collared Trogon Trogonidae
Trogon collaris Collared Trogon Trogonidae
Momotus coeruliceps Blue-crowned Motmot Momotidae
Momotus lessonii Blue-diademed Motmot Momotidae
Aulacorhynchus prasinus Emerald Toucanet Ramphastidae
Aulacorhynchus prasinus Emerald Toucanet Ramphastidae
Pteroglossus torquatus Collared Aracari Ramphastidae
Pteroglossus torquatus Collared Aracari Ramphastidae
Melanerpes aurifrons Golden-fronted Woodpecker Picidae
Melanerpes santacruzi Velasquez's Woodpecker Picidae
Colaptes rubiginosus Golden-olive Woodpecker Picidae
Colaptes rubiginosus Golden-olive Woodpecker Picidae
Zimmerius vilissimus Paltry Tyrannulet Tyrannidae
Zimmerius parvus Mistletoe Tyrannulet Tyrannidae
Camptostoma imberbe Northern Beardless Tyrannulet Tyrannidae Camptostoma imberbe Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Tyrannidae
Lophotriccus pileatus Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant Tyrannidae Lophotriccus pileatus Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant Tyrannidae
Poecilotriccus sylvia Slaty-headed Tody-Flycatcher Tyrannidae Poecilotriccus sylvia Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher Tyrannidae
Tolmomyias sulphurescens Yellow-olive Flatbill Tyrannidae Tolmomyias sulphurescens Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tyrannidae
Onychorhynchus coronatus Royal Flycatcher Tyrannidae
Onychorhynchus mexicanus Northern Royal Flycatcher Tityridae
Terenotriccus erythrurus Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Tityridae Terenotriccus erythrurus Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannidae
Myiobius sulphureipygius Sulphur-rumped Myiobius Tityridae Myiobius sulphureipygius Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Tyrannidae
Mitrephanes phaeocercus Northern Tufted Flycatcher Tyrannidae Mitrephanes phaeocercus Tufted Flycatcher Tyrannidae
Contopus sordidulus Western Wood Pewee Tyrannidae Contopus sordidulus Western Wood-Pewee Tyrannidae
Contopus virens Eastern Wood Pewee Tyrannidae Contopus virens Eastern Wood-Pewee Tyrannidae
Contopus cinereus Tropical Pewee Tyrannidae
Contopus cinereus Tropical Pewee Tyrannidae
Tyrannus dominicensis Grey Kingbird Tyrannidae Tyrannus dominicensis Gray Kingbird Tyrannidae
Myiozetetes granadensis Grey-capped Flycatcher Tyrannidae Myiozetetes granadensis Gray-capped Flycatcher Tyrannidae
Pachyramphus major Grey-collared Becard Tityridae Pachyramphus major Gray-collared Becard Tityridae
Piprites griseiceps Grey-headed Piprites Tyrannidae Piprites griseiceps Gray-headed Piprites Pipridae
Dixiphia mentalis Red-capped Manakin Pipridae Ceratopipra mentalis Red-capped Manakin Pipridae
Myrmotherula axillaris White-flanked Antwren Thamnophilidae
Myrmotherula axillaris White-flanked Antwren Thamnophilidae
Cercomacra tyrannina Dusky Antbird Thamnophilidae Cercomacroides tyrannina Dusky Antbird Thamnophilidae
Automolus subulatus Striped Woodhaunter Furnariidae
Hyloctistes virgatus Western Woodhaunter Furnariidae
Automolus rubiginosus Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Furnariidae Clibanornis rubiginosus Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Furnariidae
Sclerurus mexicanus Tawny-throated Leaftosser Furnariidae
Sclerurus mexicanus Tawny-throated Leaftosser Furnariidae
Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae Northern Barred Woodcreeper Furnariidae Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Furnariidae
Formicarius analis Black-faced Antthrush Formicariidae
Formicarius analis Black-faced Antthrush Formicariidae
Formicarius moniliger Mayan Antthrush Formicariidae
Hylophilus ochraceiceps Tawny-crowned Greenlet Vireonidae Tunchiornis ochraceiceps Tawny-crowned Greenlet Vireonidae
Hylophilus decurtatus Lesser Greenlet Vireonidae Pachysylvia decurtata Lesser Greenlet Vireonidae
Cyanocorax yncas Green Jay Corvidae
Cyanocorax luxuosus Green Jay Corvidae
Corvus corax Northern Raven Corvidae Corvus corax Common Raven Corvidae
Catharus minimus Grey-cheeked Thrush Turdidae Catharus minimus Gray-cheeked Thrush Turdidae
Turdus assimilis White-throated Thrush Turdidae
Turdus assimilis White-throated Thrush Turdidae
Turdus rufitorques Rufous-collared Thrush Turdidae Turdus rufitorques Rufous-collared Robin Turdidae
Dumetella carolinensis Grey Catbird Mimidae Dumetella carolinensis Gray Catbird Mimidae
Campylorhynchus rufinucha Rufous-naped Wren Troglodytidae
Campylorhynchus capistratus Rufous-backed Wren Troglodytidae
Henicorhina leucosticta White-breasted Wood Wren Troglodytidae Henicorhina leucosticta White-breasted Wood-Wren Troglodytidae
Henicorhina leucophrys Grey-breasted Wood Wren Troglodytidae Henicorhina leucophrys Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Troglodytidae
Microcerculus philomela Northern Nightingale-Wren Troglodytidae Microcerculus philomela Nightingale Wren Troglodytidae
Polioptila caerulea Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptilidae Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptilidae
Progne chalybea Grey-breasted Martin Hirundinidae Progne chalybea Gray-breasted Martin Hirundinidae
Notiochelidon pileata Black-capped Swallow Hirundinidae Atticora pileata Black-capped Swallow Hirundinidae
Riparia riparia Sand Martin Hirundinidae Riparia riparia Bank Swallow Hirundinidae
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota American Cliff Swallow Hirundinidae Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff Swallow Hirundinidae
Anthus rubescens Buff-bellied Pipit Motacillidae Anthus rubescens American Pipit Motacillidae
Lonchura malacca Tricolored Munia Estrildidae
Lonchura malacca Tricolored Munia Estrildidae
Hesperiphona abeillei Hooded Grosbeak Fringillidae Coccothraustes abeillei Hooded Grosbeak Fringillidae
Melozone biarcuata Prevost's Ground-Sparrow Emberizidae
Melozone biarcuata Prevost's Ground Sparrow Emberizidae
Melozone leucotis White-eared Ground Sparrow Emberizidae Melozone leucotis White-eared Ground-Sparrow Emberizidae
Atlapetes albinucha White-naped Brush Finch Emberizidae Atlapetes albinucha White-naped Brushfinch Emberizidae
Arremon brunneinucha Chestnut-capped Brush Finch Emberizidae Arremon brunneinucha Chestnut-capped Brushfinch Emberizidae
Leiothlypis peregrina Tennessee Warbler Parulidae Oreothlypis peregrina Tennessee Warbler Parulidae
Leiothlypis celata Orange-crowned Warbler Parulidae Oreothlypis celata Orange-crowned Warbler Parulidae
Leiothlypis ruficapilla Nashville Warbler Parulidae Oreothlypis ruficapilla Nashville Warbler Parulidae
Setophaga petechia Yellow Warbler Parulidae
Setophaga petechia Mangrove Warbler Parulidae
Setophaga aestiva American Yellow Warbler Parulidae
Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped Warbler Parulidae
Setophaga coronata Myrtle Warbler Parulidae
Setophaga auduboni Audubon's Warbler Parulidae
Geothlypis poliocephala Grey-crowned Yellowthroat Parulidae Geothlypis poliocephala Gray-crowned Yellowthroat Parulidae
Myioborus pictus Painted Whitestart Parulidae Myioborus pictus Painted Redstart Parulidae
Myioborus miniatus Slate-throated Whitestart Parulidae Myioborus miniatus Slate-throated Redstart Parulidae
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted Chat Incertae Sedis 2 Icteria virens Yellow-breasted Chat Parulidae
Coereba flaveola Bananaquit Coerebidae Coereba flaveola Bananaquit Thraupidae
Chlorospingus flavopectus Common Bush Tanager Emberizidae Chlorospingus flavopectus Common Chlorospingus Emberizidae
Chlorothraupis carmioli Carmiol's Tanager Cardinalidae
Chlorothraupis carmioli Carmiol's Tanager Cardinalidae
Eucometis penicillata Grey-headed Tanager Thraupidae Eucometis penicillata Gray-headed Tanager Thraupidae
Habia rubica Red-crowned Ant Tanager Cardinalidae Habia rubica Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Cardinalidae
Habia fuscicauda Red-throated Ant Tanager Cardinalidae Habia fuscicauda Red-throated Ant-Tanager Cardinalidae
Piranga flava Hepatic Tanager Cardinalidae
Piranga hepatica Hepatic Tanager Cardinalidae
Thraupis episcopus Blue-grey Tanager Thraupidae Thraupis episcopus Blue-gray Tanager Thraupidae
Sicalis luteola Grassland Yellow Finch Thraupidae Sicalis luteola Grassland Yellow-Finch Thraupidae
Oryzoborus funereus Thick-billed Seed Finch Thraupidae Sporophila funerea Thick-billed Seed-Finch Thraupidae
Amaurospiza concolor Blue Seedeater Cardinalidae
Amaurospiza concolor Cabanis's Seedeater Cardinalidae
Saltator grossus Slate-colored Grosbeak Cardinalidae Saltator grossus Slate-colored Grosbeak Thraupidae
Saltator atriceps Black-headed Saltator Cardinalidae Saltator atriceps Black-headed Saltator Thraupidae
Saltator maximus Buff-throated Saltator Cardinalidae Saltator maximus Buff-throated Saltator Thraupidae
Saltator coerulescens Greyish Saltator Cardinalidae Saltator coerulescens Grayish Saltator Thraupidae
Cyanocompsa cyanoides Blue-black Grosbeak Cardinalidae
Cyanocompsa cyanoides Blue-black Grosbeak Cardinalidae
Cacicus uropygialis Scarlet-rumped Cacique Icteridae
Cacicus microrhynchus Scarlet-rumped Cacique Icteridae
Icterus spurius Orchard Oriole Icteridae
Icterus spurius Orchard Oriole Icteridae
Molothrus aeneus Bronzed Cowbird Icteridae
Molothrus aeneus Bronzed Cowbird Icteridae

 


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