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    Egyptian bird from old pic

    3,200 years ago!! 😮 😮 😮
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    Opus: editing problems

    The page move option - present for a while after the upgrade - has gone missing again. I was going to move the page Mockelmossen (Oland) to its correct spelling Möckelmossen (Öland), but this appears no longer possible. Could the page move ability be restored, please? Until it is, I don't feel...
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    Lead pic size

    In the Opus help guidelines the specified size for the lead pic is 550 px wide. In the Recent Changes, a lot of pages, the lead pic is being changed to 500 px. Is this a new policy? I've not seen any recommendation for it. Seems a bad move to me, we should stick to 550 px; a lot of the pics used...
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    From wiki commons - Altai Mts, Russia

    I'm struggling with this one - female Siberian Thrush? Female Rock Thrush? Something else? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%90%D0%BB%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%BF%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B4%D1%8B%D1%85%D0%B0%D0%B5%D1%82.jpg Thanks!
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    Resolved Opus request

    Could the main image at the top be returned to the right-hand side, please? When it is on the left, it pushes the contents down below it, and the text then further below that - none of the text is in view when you visit an opus page. When on the right, the contents come up to the top of the page...
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    Disappeared features?

    A few useful features seem to have disappeared? 1 - there used to be a little black arrow at the right hand end of forum sections, which you could click to collapse / hide that section if you weren't interested in it (e.g. I had the whole optics section collapsed) 2 - the leaf at the left end of...
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    Whimbrel ID criteria: query for future finds

    Is there any way of distinguishing between Eurasian and Hudsonian Whimbrels when they are on the ground with the rump not visible? Or does one have to indulge in bad manners and flush them to see the rump?
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    Enjoy! :eek!: :eek!: :eek!: https://herpetozoa.pensoft.net/article/57096/
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    Wiki Commons: Calidris minuta in Thailand?

    This pic is identified as Little Stint: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Calidris_minuta_-_Laem_Pak_Bia.jpg Seems to be a bit out of range for Little Stint, can anyone confirm it definitely is one, rather than the more to-be-expected Red-necked Stint?
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    Which Stonechat(s) occur in Hong Kong?

    Which Stonechat(s) occur in Hong Kong, please? Saxicola maurus, S. stejnegeri, or both? I'm trying to sort a bunch of photos at Wiki Commons. Thanks!
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    Wiki commons: Terpsiphone in a Tokyo museum

    Labelled Terpsiphone paradisi, but dating from before the split of SE Asian T. affinis and E Asian T. incei. No source location data unfortunately, unless in Japanese (which I can't read!). Is it possible to tell which species...
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    Google Street View birding

    While we're in lockdown, how about seeing how many birds can be found on Google Street View :t: Rules: the bird must be captured incidentally by a street view camera, not by any other camera designed to get photos of birds. Here's some to start off: Kittiwake...
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    Gull, Mallorca, from wiki commons

    This one has been bugging me for ages - is it identifiable? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Despegando_(4975368092).jpg Thanks!
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    Oriental Bird Images photo database

    http://orientalbirdimages.org/ Seems to be dead? Anyone know what's happened to it, is it just temporary, or permanently gone? I just get this when going to the site:
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    How far would you go to get a fish supper for the kids?

    12,000 km? That's what Desertas Petrels will do . . . :eek!: :eek!: :eek!: :eek!: :eek!: https://www.birdguides.com/articles/study-reveals-staggering-distances-covered-by-desertas-petrels/
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    Vieillot's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique Septentrionale has a title page publication date of 1807, but IOC, HBW, etc., give Leuconotopicus borealis (published in it as Picus borealis) as 1809. Abe books say 1808 for the copy they have for sale. Which is right, please?
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    Florida birders look out!

    Huge arrival of migrants yesterday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51545711
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    Wikipedia pic: Nicaraguan or Great-tailed Grackle?

    Can anyone tell if this Wikipedia pic from Costa Rica (exact location unspecified, unfortunately) is a Nicaraguan Grackle (as claimed), or Great-tailed Grackle? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thirsty_(8387794451).jpg My (very inexperienced) feeling is Great-tailed as (even despite the...
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    Cisticola at wiki commons

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tinkling_Cisticola_-_KenyaNH8O2433_(16698263634).jpg And its original on Flickr (which doesn't include any additional info): https://www.flickr.com/photos/francesco_veronesi/16698263634/ Either the name, or the location, is wrong, as Tinkling Cisticola...
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    WikiAves Brasil - error

    Is there anyone here connected with the WikiAves website? I found a scientific name error that needs correcting: https://www.wikiaves.com.br/wiki/sanhacu-de-encontro-azul The scientific name should of course be Thraupis cyanoptera, not Tangara cyanoptera (a very different species from...