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WikiProject Birds (Rated Template-class)
WikiProject Birds is part of WikiProject Birds, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative and easy-to-use ornithological resource. If you would like to participate, visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Please do not substitute this template.
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WikiProject Birds
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 → Article requests
 → Spoken Article requests talk
 → Photo requests talk
 → Attention needed talk
 → New articles talk
Project portal talk
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Double link?Edit

Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but is there any real benefit to having a link to the WikiProject at the bottom of the template if it's already given at the top? ;-) Kirill Lokshin 03:13, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Not really, I will remove it. Joelito (talk) 05:20, 19 August 2006 (UTC)


Now that we have a functioning bird portal should we change this to reflect and link to it? Sabine's Sunbird talk 23:19, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Portal changed to Birds. Joelito (talk) 23:35, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


This template is now perma-protected, since it's transcluded in a ton of talk pages. If there are any suggested changes, discuss them here and an admin will modify the template per consensus. – Quadell (talk) (random) 18:30, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

There are many similar biology and other templates that are used just as often as this that aren't protected, and it also goes against our guidelines to protect a page without past history of vandalism. It is also only on talk pages. Richard001 (talk) 10:32, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
I have lowered it to semi-protect. The reasoning given is that it is of "high-risk" as it is transcluded on a large number of pages. I think the risk is related to how it is actually implemented (by precopying text or on-the-fly insertion of the transcluded content - the second should not change the overhead) by media-wiki and that implementation may well have changed... who knows. Shyamal (talk) 10:41, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Suggested additionEdit

How about |needs-audio=, as with |needs-photo? I add a lot of audio requests, especially with bird articles. Richard001 (talk) 06:52, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Slight coding changeEdit


Would it be possible to change the code in the needs-photo segment from

{{#ifeq:{{{needs-photo|}}}|yes| {{!}} style="background: grey;" {{!}} [[Image:Image-request.svg|20px|center]] {{!}} It is requested that a '''picture''' or '''pictures''' be [[Wikipedia:Uploading images|included]] in this article to [[Wikipedia:Guide to improving articles|improve its quality]].<includeonly>[[Category:Bird articles needing photos|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly> }}


{{#ifeq:{{{needs-photo|}}}|yes| {{!}} [[Image:Camera-photo.svg|20px|center]] {{!}} It is requested that a '''picture''' or '''pictures''' be [[Wikipedia:Uploading images|included]] in this article to [[Wikipedia:Guide to improving articles|improve its quality]].<includeonly>[[Category:Bird articles needing photos|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly> }}

This would create a more unified look, using the same image as Template:Reqphoto and ditching the unsightly grey background. That would be great! Doodle-doo Ħ 16:00, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done Some newlines appear to be missing from the request so I added them for consistency with the previous edit. Please inform me if I should not have assumed this. —EncMstr 07:25, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Can someone add the followingEdit

Just below

{{#ifeq:{{{old-peer-review|}}}|yes| {{!}} [[Image:Nuvola apps kedit.png|40x40px|center]] {{!}} This {{#ifeq:{{{class|}}}|NA|non-article page|article}} has had a [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds/Peer review|peer review]] by the [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds|Birds WikiProject]], which has now been '''[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds/Peer review/{{ARTICLESPACE}}{{PAGENAME}}|archived]]'''.<includeonly>[[Category:Old requests for Birds peer review|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly> }}

, could someone please add:

|- {{#ifeq:{{{needs-audio|}}}|yes| {{!}} style="background: lightgrey;" {{!}} [[Image:Gnome-speakernotes.png|20px|center]] {{!}} It is requested that an '''audio''' file(s) be [[Wikipedia:Uploading images|included]] in this article to [[Wikipedia:Guide to improving articles|improve its quality]].<includeonly>[[Category:Wikipedia requested audio|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly>

  Done - hopefully its coded as it should be. Feel free to let me know if I inserted anything incorrectly! I'll add the paramater to the usage doc in a second.¤~Persian Poet Gal (talk) 08:05, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Full quality scale added.Edit

I have added the full quality scale to this template per this request at the help desk. The template will now automatically show "Template", "Category" etc when added to the talk pages of these namespaces. Please revert this change if it is unnecessary or if it is causing problems. ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 10:58, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Switched to a custom mask to disable other classes not used by this project. PC78 (talk) 11:30, 23 November 2009 (UTC)


The todo link at the bottom of the template is something related to the project. Since this template is used on numerous bird pages it would be better to have the todo link point to a talk page section or subpage that is article specific. If there are no objections to this I can work on setting up the template to do this along with a preloaded template. Shyamal (talk) 10:34, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

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