User:Sabine's Sunbird

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I'm here. You're not. This user has left because he's sick of your shit





Morpho menelaus.png This user is a biologist.

I'm a trans-national bum who is currently working as a writer in New Zealand. I'm not sure how much time this will leave me for Wikipedia, but I've been away too long and the articles are calling me strongly now. My major kick at the moment is improving the standard of bird family articles. Quite frankly most of them are a disgrace. I also randomly attach myself to subjects I feel are under-represented on Wikipedia.

I have yet to decide if I'm an inclusionist, deletionist or simply apathetic. I suspect I'm a mergeist. Keep it but don't split it endlessly. I object strongly to fiction not labeled correctly, and don't think that every name in fiction deserves a mention, anymore than any person in life deserves a mention. I have yet to see one convincing argument why every school ever is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, but I don't actually care enough to fight about it. If enough people care about it (and by God don't they just), I'm content to let it slide. It's not like I come across schools very often pressing random button, and to be honest they are usually better articles than average.

This user has begrudgingly began to use citation templates. Try not to crow.

Also, it's Sabine's Sunbird, not Sabine Sunbird. The Sunbird of Sabine, as it were, or possibly named after said Sabine.

500th edit: Seabird 1000th edit: Farallon Islands 2000th edit: Talk:Albatross 3000th edit: Storm-petrel 4000th Edit: Bird flight 5000th edit: Wikipedia:Peer review/Mammal/archive1 6000th edit: Asity 10,000th edit: Cuckoo-roller 15,000th edit: Paltry Tyrannulet

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Bird was a collaborative work but I put more work into it than I did my other FAs so I'm listing it here. Cattle Egret was a co-nom with Jimfbleak that I contributed a considerable amount of writing to.

I discovered Wikipedia in late October 2004. The authorities have been warned. They weren't impressed, however, and are still eating doughnuts. In 2008, for reasons that defy explanation, I was made an admin. I can only speculate there was a keg party and everyone thought it would be funny to demote me to the post. At any rate I have managed to not destroy Wikipedia yet. I have a sock puppet , User:The Sunbird of Sabine, which I use to edit away from my personal computer in order to prevent naughty types from stealing my login and wrecking havoc.

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<ref name = "HBW">{{Citation | first = Hilary | last = Fry | editor-first = Josep | editor-last = del Hoyo | editor2-first = Andrew | editor2-last = Elliott | editor3-last = Sargatal | editor3-first = Jordi | contribution = Family Meropidae (Bee-eaters) | title = [[Handbook of the Birds of the World]]. Volume 6, Mousebirds to Hornbills | year = 2001 | pages = 286-325 | place = Barcelona | publisher = Lynx Edicions | isbn = 978-84-87334-30-6 }}</ref>

<ref name = "HBW">{{Citation | first = Simon | last = Harrap | first2 = | last2 = | first3 = | last3 = | first4 = | last4 = | first5 = | last5 = | first6 = | last6 = | editor-first = Josep | editor-last = del Hoyo | editor2-first = Andrew | editor2-last = Elliott | editor3-first = David | editor3-last = Christie | contribution = Family Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits) | title = [[Handbook of the Birds of the World]]. Volume 13, Penduline-tits to Shrikes | year = 2008 | pages = 76-101| place = Barcelona | publisher = Lynx Edicions | isbn = 978-84-96553-45-3 }}</ref>

<ref name = "HBW">{{cite book|first=J. Denis|last=Summers-Smith|editors=del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David|contribution=Family Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)|title=[[Handbook of the Birds of the World]]. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows|date=2009|location=Barcelona|publisher=Lynx Edicions|isbn=978-84-96553-50-7}}</ref>

<ref name = "HBW">{{Citation | first = David | last = Wells | first2 = | last2 = | first3 = | last3 = | first4 = | last4 = | first5 = | last5 = | first6 = | last6 = | editor-first = Josep | editor-last = del Hoyo | editor2-first = Andrew | editor2-last = Elliott | editor3-first = David | editor3-last = Christie | contribution = Family Aegithinidae (Ioras) | title = [[Handbook of the Birds of the World]]. Volume 10, Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes | year = 2005 | pages = 278-290| place = Barcelona | publisher = Lynx Edicions | isbn = 84-87334-72-5 }}</ref>

<ref name = "HBW">{{Citation | first = Stephanie | last = Tyler | first2 = | last2 = | first3 = | last3 = | first4 = | last4 = | first5 = | last5 = | first6 = | last6 = | editor-first = Josep | editor-last = del Hoyo | editor2-first = Andrew | editor2-last = Elliott | editor3-first = David | editor3-last = Christie | contribution = Family Motacillidae (Pipits and Wagtails) | title = [[Handbook of the Birds of the World]]. Volume 9, Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails | year = 2004 | pages = 771-772| place = Barcelona | publisher = Lynx Edicions | isbn = 84-87334-69-5 }}</ref>

<ref name = "HBW">{{Citation | first = Donald | last = Kroodsma | first2 = David | last2 = Brewer | editor-first = Josep | editor-last = del Hoyo | editor2-first = Andrew | editor2-last = Elliott | editor3-first = David | editor3-last = Christie | contribution = Family Troglodytidae (Pipits and Wagtails) | title = [[Handbook of the Birds of the World]]. Volume 10, Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes | year = 2005 | pages = 356-401| place = Barcelona | publisher = Lynx Edicions | isbn = 84-87334-72-5 }}</ref>

<ref name = "HBW">{{Citation | first = George | last = Archibald | first2 = Curt | last2 = Meine |editor-first = Josep | editor-last = del Hoyo | editor2-first = Andrew | editor2-last = Elliott | editor3-last = Sargatal | editor3-first = Jordi | contribution = Family Gruidae (Cranes) | title = [[Handbook of the Birds of the World]]. Volume 3, Hoatzin to Auks | year = 1996 | pages = 60-81 | place = Barcelona | publisher = Lynx Edicions | isbn = 84-87334-20-2 }}</ref>

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A Barnstar!
The Bio-Barnstar

For your contributions to bird-related topics I present you this barnstar. Joelito (talk) 17:17, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Working Man's Barnstar

I award this Barnstar to Sabine's Sunbird for carrying Wikiproject Birds. cheers, Cas Liber 12:44, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Wiki medal.jpg The Featured Article Medal
To SS for his 3 Featured birdies....cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:38, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Bio barnstar2.png The Bio-star
For Melampitta. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 22:50, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Another Barnstar

For your work on bird images. Richard001 (talk) 01:15, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
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User:Sabine's Sunbird has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Sabine's Sunbird's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Sabine's Sunbird!

Peace,
Rlevse
00:25, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Dyk25CE.svg The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations on passing the milestone of 25 creation and expansion entries at WP:Did you know? With 38, you're well on the way to the next milestone of 50 DYK. Thanks go out to PFHLai for adding you to the the WP:DYKLIST. Binksternet (talk) 19:52, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For all those bird family and other articles; also for helping me with the sparrow articles and working on the bird project. —innotata (Talk • Contribs) 15:00, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

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10 articles that would be good to get up to standard for version 1 reasons.

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