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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Minor barnstar
Thanks for categorizing so many photos showing birds :) Rillke(q?) 22:03, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

identityEdit

Hi Spizaetus - nice work on sorting out lots of unident birds! Any thoughts on these two, please? File:Sanderling - Calidris alba, Slaughter Beach, Delaware.jpg, File:Sanderlings (5269146399).jpg. Obviously not Calidris alba as labelled; I'm thinking C. pusilla, but wanted to check before going ahead with renaming. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 13:45, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

@MPF: Thanks! I'd agree with C. pusilla for both of those photos. Spizaetus (talk) 21:55, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I've renamed them now - MPF (talk) 22:09, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Another one - File:CPSP Spring bird and berries Chippokes Plantation State Park Virginia (16633063101).jpg - I was thinking Protonotaria citrea, and saw in the history you added that, then removed it again: any reasons why not? Thanks! - MPF (talk) 23:25, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
I'd say Protonotaria citrea too. (I'm not quite sure why I added then removed that a few months ago - I've gone ahead and added it back.) Best, Spizaetus (talk) 22:56, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
And another, please :-) File:Myrtle Warbler - Kennebago Lake, ME (6378095197).jpg obviously isn't a Myrtle! My first thought was Cape May, but the yellow undertail doesn't fit that. Bright yellow soles of the feet odd, too. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 23:42, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

MelanerpesEdit

Hi Spizaetus - if you want to break up Category:Picidae in Costa Rica, it is better to do it by making Category:Genus in Costa Rica, not Category:Species in Costa Rica; the latter breaks up the species categories too much (except for the small handful of conspicuous species where Commons has many hundreds of images) and also means that {{geogroup}} mapping for the species category doesn't accurately reflect the species' range. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 10:55, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi MPF - thanks for the clarification! In that case, I can think of several other examples of Category:Species in Costa Rica that should be synonymized. (At least based on geographic range, Pteroglossus frantzii, Aulacorhynchus caeruleogularis, Lampornis calolaemus, Chamaepetes unicolor, Procnias tricarunculatus, Quiscalus nicaraguensis, Phainoptila melanoxantha, Psittacara finschi, and Pyrrhula hoffmanni are probably the least deserving of separate CR categories, and there are a few others that could potentially be synonymized as well.) I'll work on taking care of those now. Best, Spizaetus (talk) 04:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Psophodidae or CinclosomatidaeEdit

Hello Spizaetus, Question: Do you know if this is correct [1]?. According to IOC 9.2 checklist it is, but here Category:Cinclosomatidae is marked as old invalid taxon according to IOC 3.1. So I'm a bit puzzled about this. Rudolphous (talk) 21:36, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Maybe you can review this edit as well: [2]. If correct probably a few other categories here can be updated too. Rudolphous (talk) 08:53, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Hello Rudolphous, my apologies for the delayed response - those edits (resurrecting Cinclosomatidae and Chloropseidae on Wikimedia Commons) look good, and (as you said) make the Commons's bird taxonomy more up-to-date. Thanks! Spizaetus (talk) 01:56, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Welcome! Rudolphous (talk) 20:01, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
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