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Category:Birds of (African countries) Edit

Isee back in 2016 someone deleted Categories: Birds of...(African countries)but just for the African countries, nowhere else. Long term project is to try to restore them in some fashion....Pvmoutside (talk) 11:06, 17 July 2023

Requested move at Talk:Junin grebe#Requested move 6 September 2023 Edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Junin grebe#Requested move 6 September 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. UtherSRG (talk) 10:23, 7 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Taxonomic history at Davison's leaf warbler Edit

I have been trying to figure out the taxonomic history here and it looks somewhat like a Ship of Theseus - it is unclear as to whether anyone finally sequenced Oates' type specimen of davisoni ... I see a statement in Alstrom saying "Seicercus affinis needs to change name to Phylloscopus intermedius and Phylloscopus davisoni must change to Phylloscopus intensior (see explanations in del Hoyo and Collar, 2016)" but I am missing that reference - del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., 2016. HBW and BirdLife International illustrated checklist of the birds of the world. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Can someone with access help me with the relevant text from that source? Or perhaps the explanation as to why davisoni is made a synonym of intensior? Shyamal (talk) 16:25, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of the duplicate ornithurae template Edit

More context on the WP:TOL talk page, but basically Ornithurae has two templates (one of which was made specifically to exclude dinosaurian clades from taxoboxes) and we've come to receive near unwavering support that the duplicate template serves no meaningful purpose, thus it is best deleted. However, said template is a protected page and currently none of us are able to tag it for deletion, so despite the near unanimous support we cannot take action and the thread has sort of died. Is there some way to get a mod's attention towards this topic so that this obviously incorrect use of a template can finally be removed?

Edit:now that I check again, that page isn't protected. Can we just straight up tag it for deletion then?

Olmagon (talk) 23:52, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Intermediate egret split Edit

The IOC has accepted the proposal that Intermediate Egret be split into 3 separate species, as of 26 September 2023. They are Yellow-billed Egret (Ardea brachyrhyncha), Intermediate or Median Egret (Ardea intermedia) and the Plumed Egret (Ardea plumifera). WHen do we create articles for these new species? Will the current article be edited to deal with A. intermedia sensu stricto or should there be a disambiguation page? Quetzal1964 (talk) 18:14, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The yellow-billed and plumed are each now covered by subspecies articles under their English common names and the subspecies boxes can be converted to species boxes at the appropriate time.Quetzal1964 (talk) 12:20, 28 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Remember to redirect every possible binomial/trinomial combination to each article. FunkMonk (talk) 21:23, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whooping_crane: Anybody care to update? Edit

Whooping_crane says

The total number of cranes in the surviving migratory population, plus three reintroduced flocks and in captivity, exceeds 800 birds as of 2020.

Anybody care to update this or anything else in this article ?

- (talk) 00:19, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Broken taxonomy templates? Edit

A bunch of bird articles I've been watching (example 1, 2, 3) have suddenly had their taxonomy templates break; anyone know why this is happening? AryKun (talk) 17:57, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Null edits fix them. Presumably the issue is related to the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Tree_of_Life#Can_we_try_and_achieve_a_consensus? regarding displaying Dinosauria (and potentially other clades) in bird taxoboxes, which is something WikiProject Birds editors should comment on. Plantdrew (talk) 19:12, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]