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Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 02:24   #1
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Can I use a photo of a cage bird in an opus entry?

I know that generally speaking, the gallery does not accept pictures of captive birds. However, for Puerto Rican Parrot, I have a photo of a bird from the captive breeding program, and the species is not in the gallery. There are a few free-flying birds out there, but most of them have a past in the captive breeding program anyway, and I dont have a picture of them. Should I make an exception and post the captive photo? (cage clearly visible).

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Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 06:30   #2
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I'm afraid not.

If it's in a cage then it's captive and if in a breeidng program it's not 'wild' until it's been released and is self supporting. Bird Forum is about wild birds whether it be the gallery, forums or Opus.
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Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 11:10   #3
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though I agree that Birdforum is rightly about wild birds, I think in this case a picture should be allowed, even if it is of a captive bird. Naturally, this should be updated to show a wild bird once it is possible, but it would be a shame to have information on this bird's appearance lacking, when it is available. Does this also mean that Little Blue Macaw (Spix's Macaw) should be deleted from the opus as the entire world population is in captivity?
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The entry for Spix's Macaw can remain in place - we have extinct species listed as well - but a photo of a captive bird isn't appropriate for either the Gallery or Opus.
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Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 22:16   #5
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I will live with the answer. I thought the circumstances around the photo might warrant a dispensation.

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Old Wednesday 15th August 2007, 22:21   #6
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Niels and Ian,
I just had a thought about this problem. If the photo of the parrot was hosted on an independent website, could a link to that webpage be added to the information section on the Opus page?

I'm willing to host a photo on my website, in fact we travelled to Puerto Rico 3 years ago, to take a cruise in the eastern Caribbean. I have always meant to write up a trip report for the birds we saw on all of the islands we stopped at, so this would spur me on to get it done!

Let me know your thoughts.
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Old Thursday 16th August 2007, 01:21   #7
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Helen,
I have already in the opus entry http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Puerto_Rican_Parrot included a link to the US Fish and Wildlife Service page for the PR parrot recovery program. On that page there is a small but recognizable image of a parrot. In other words, if someone wants to see the species, it is possible to find a picture.

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OK, no problem, just thought it might be a way to show your photo.
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