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Category:Anthracothorax dominicusEdit

Hello! Few years ago you helped me with identifying some Carribean birds and properly categorizing them. Some of the pictures I categorized myself and made a mistake (new trip and more photos from here show it very clear). Could you please help me to restore correct names and links properly. File:DRbirds_Antillean_Mango_1c.jpg, and File:DRbirds Antillean Mango 3c.jpg are actually show Category:Mellisuga minima, File:DRbirds Antillean Mango 2c.jpg is a female Antillean mango, and now I have male photos as well. Thank you in advance! Offtop to avoid confusion: I use this account for photos uploaded to commons from Internet, and ZankaM to upload personal photos. --Zanka (talk) 15:31, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

@Zanka: - will do, though it'll be in a day or two - MPF (talk) 23:37, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
@Zanka: - done; the new file names are File:DRbirds Mellisuga minima 1.jpg and File:DRbirds Mellisuga minima 2.jpg - MPF (talk) 17:42, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

File:Teucridium parvifolium.jpgEdit

 
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Moving filesEdit

When moving a file that has existed for years (or, really, even weeks), you generally should not delete the old name, however inaccurate, and should let it become a redirect instead. It's significantly likely that something off-wiki links there, and we don't want to mess up the referential integrity. - Jmabel ! talk 00:31, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

@Jmabel: - I can see where you're coming from, but I'd disagree there. If an image of A on Commons was misidentified & mislabelled as being B, the likelihood is that it will be being used wrongly to illustrate an example of B. Without access to the off-wiki site(s), delinking the misidentified photo is the only way of removing the misidentification. One can then hope that the author of the off-wiki site will notice its having been delinked, and find a new image to replace the removed misidentified one. But even if they don't, it is better to have no linked image, than a misleading one. - MPF (talk) 13:49, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Look through the move log, you are practically the only person doing it this way. There's a pretty strong consensus on this. If you want to change it, bring it up and try to get it changed, but don't just undercut it by editing against consensus. - Jmabel ! talk 16:26, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
And in the case of what brought me here, the old name wasn't actively wrong, it just described something as "unidentified" which was later identified. - Jmabel ! talk 16:27, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

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tax correct?Edit

200px|right Hi MPF, a quick question: Is Calidris bairdii correct for this birdy? Thanks, Amada44  talk to me 09:09, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

@Amada44: I fear not - it is Calidris alba; note the lack of a hind toe (diagnostic for C. alba), also the dark carpal joint, the weak 'half-collar', and the primaries not extending so very far beyond the tertials. Hope this helps! - MPF (talk) 12:34, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Great, thank you! I have many more pictures and I wanted to check befor I upload them but I'm not sure if I shoud. We already have 250 pictures of them... Amada44  talk to me 18:44, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
@Amada44: - no problems! - MPF (talk) 19:26, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

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Yours sincerely, BevinKacon (talk) 12:23, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

@BevinKacon: - thanks! Yes, agree, delete it. - MPF (talk) 22:32, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

You say "Orange fruits" is grammar errorEdit

  • Point 1: The term Fruits is generally a grammar error?
  • Point 2: I think Orange fruit means edible fruit. If this right, so I don't know wich category I should give to inedible orange fruits. Orange plant parts? Please help me.

Sorry for my bad english. --Arnaud Palastowicz (talk) 14:53, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Arnaud Palastowicz: - sorry for the delay in replying! Yes, "Orange fruits" is a grammar error; 'fruit' is an uncountable noun and does not normally take an -s in the plural: one fruit, several fruit, a bowl of fruit, a heavy crop of fruit. Not a serious literary error, just a bit quaint and faintly amusing, like seeing "sheeps" or "deers". The problem though is that this is not too well known among people who are not native speakers of English, and the result here on Commons is that there are several duplicate categories for the same colour fruit, one without an -s and the other with. It'll need quite a lot of sorting out! - MPF (talk) 01:17, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Even in the dictionary! --Arnaud Palastowicz (talk) 10:26, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Help with wiki articleEdit

Hi MPF. I uploaded the call of the Cory's shearwater and named it after the tax on the wikipedia site: en:Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis. The image in the article is in the cat Category:Calonectris diomedea. So its either the wrong image in the article or the image has the wrong tax. Could you look into that? Also, do you know if my audio is Calonectris borealis or Calonectris diomedea? Thanks! Amada44  talk to me 08:55, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Amada44: - thanks for the note! Your audio file from Tenerife is C. borealis, as that is the only species of Calonectris breeding there. After a bit of detective work (finding out where the pic was taken, from another file by the same contributor), I concluded that File:CorysShearwaterBottom.jpg is also C. borealis, so it can stay on en:Cory's shearwater; I have also moved it to Category:Calonectris borealis. Some of the other images at en:Cory's shearwater are however Scopoli's, and should be removed. Hope this helps! - MPF (talk) 01:08, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @Amada44:. I've got all the files sorted to the right category now. The en:Cory's shearwater page could do with a couple of small tweaks if you want to do them (line 1: English name is after [not 'for'] Cory; Ecology para 3: dive deep 15 m (50 feet) (metric first to match rest of article); Taxonomy line 1 'the Atlantic species [not 'form'] is larger') - MPF (talk) 13:48, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

seagull locationEdit

added latlong to the file description for File:Seagull chicks.jpg

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kborer (talk • contribs) 00:54, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

BluebellsEdit

Regarding this change, I don't think it is correct. The bluebells show all the characteristics of non-scripta with the exception that these are an albeno white mutant. This is not uncommon. I see no characteristics of hispanica that suggest a cross. -- Colin (talk) 20:13, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

@Colin: - OK, I've changed it back; I thought the bells looked a bit too broad, but guess I was wrong on this one. Thanks for letting me know! - MPF (talk) 20:33, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
FYI, some guides on the difference include this, this, this and this. The second link also shows a white native. The woods I shot in are full of native bluebells. Cheers, -- Colin (talk) 07:34, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Behaviour in Phalacrocorax carboEdit

Hi MPF. Sorry to bother you again. Do you know if this behaviour has a specific name? cheers, Amada44  talk to me 09:13, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

@Amada44: Yep, it's just panting in the current very hot weather ;-) MPF (talk) 11:12, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

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gullEdit

Hi there,

Regarding this, I cannot now remember the process of identifying that one, but what about it indicates it's a herring gull? — Rhododendrites talk |  03:44, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Rhododendrites: - American Herring Gull is the 'default' common medium-large gull in this area; your bird fits it on plumage for an immature (second-winter, or possibly an advanced first-winter), including the rather dusky underparts, paler head, and bill with a pinkish base and dark tip. The only other likely species at this locality are Ring-billed Gull, which differs in much whiter underparts, and Lesser Black-backed Gull (rare), which differs most obviously in an all-dark bill in immatures. Black-tailed Gull is an east Asian species, which does not occur in RI except as an extreme vagrant; there are only 3 accepted records ever (likely a single individual returning over 3 autumns), none of them during the period of your photo. Hope this helps! - MPF (talk) 08:56, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for that. An East Asian species! I wish I remember how I came to that one. Might've been by looking through pictures of Larus and then failed to check distribution. :) From the looks of your filemoves the other day, I got a couple others wrong, too. Do you have a resource you use to make identification, or is it based on first-hand knowledge? — Rhododendrites talk |  14:16, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
@Rhododendrites: - thanks! A mixture of first-hand knowledge (keen birder :-)) plus an assortment of field guides. For gulls, the best one is en:Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America; for others, books like en:Collins Bird Guide and en:The Sibley Guide to Birds are very useful. - MPF (talk) 14:53, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
I have the iBird app on my phone, which seems pretty good, and wind up using allaboutbirds.org mixed with Google Image Searches for everything else. It does seem like I get some false positives, though -- I imagine that's where having some baseline knowledge comes in handy. Next time I upload something and I'm not sure, do you mind if I ping you? — Rhododendrites talk |  14:57, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
@Rhododendrites: - no problem, glad to help! - MPF (talk) 15:09, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

BirdsEdit

Thank you so much for identifying the birds! Since we are here, can I ask you one more thing? Do you know the subspecies of this chaffinch? I've read that F. c. gengleri is found in the British isles, but I don't know if it's the only one. -- Syrio posso aiutare? 10:59, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

@Syrio: thanks! As your Chaffinch is from the summer, yes, it will be F. c. gengleri (I've added the subspecies category now). In winter, we also get F. c. coelebs in Britain arriving from Scandinavia, that subspecies is migratory, while ours is mostly non-migratory. - MPF (talk) 11:18, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you again ^^ -- Syrio posso aiutare? 11:20, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

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OK, will do! - MPF (talk) 15:24, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
And done! Hadn't noticed I was 3 years behind in doing this :-) MPF (talk) 15:41, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Taxidermy =/= museum specimen =/= taxidermyEdit

I see you've moved the contents of "Taxidermied Tetrao urogallus" wholesale into "Tetrao urogallus (museum specimens)". This seems to be mostly fine, but with a quick look there's at least one hunting trophy there. Furthermore, all museum specimens are not taxidermies. Please be mindful of category contents when doing such category renames in the future. --Pitke (talk) 15:06, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

@Pitke: - I guess that also depends a bit on the definition of a 'museum'; I'm presuming you're referring to File:3.Trubky.Brdy.Prizemi.Tetrev.jpg? This is in Category:Tři Trubky - a former hunting lodge, but now a 'cultural monument' - which (in the UK at least) would also be called a museum. But the main aim of the move was to ensure that the relevant species subcategories are treated in a standard manner, all "Category:Genus species (museum specimens)", to make the categorisation more regular - MPF (talk) 15:24, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
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