Talk:Malherbe's parakeet

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Renaming[edit]

OK I want to point out that the name "Malherbe's Parakeet" is not used at all for this species in New Zealand. We use the name "Orange-Fronted Parakeet". Wikiproject birds advises: "use the formal common name for article titles" - well the formal common name is only Malherbes Parakeet according to Birdlife international. I've made this point before; so what if there's another species of bird referred to as the "Orange-fronted Parakeet"?; we call this article "Orange-fronted Parakeet (New Zealand) and create a disambiguation page. Seriously, what's wrong with this idea?Kotare 05:06, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Just move it then.--Gergyl 11:57, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
A consensus is needed first Kotare 12:48, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
While I have no objections against someone moving this page to "Orange-fronted Parakeet (New Zealand)", I would point out that it is not only BirdLife International that use Malherbe's Parakeet, but *all* major World lists which recognize it as a distinct species use that name (Clements, Howard & Moore, Handbook of the Birds of the World). Orange-fronted Parakeet is widely used for it in New Zealand, but not elsewhere. Rabo3 11:44, 4 September 2007 (UTC)