Talk:Sifaka

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The maximum lifespan of sifaka is definately longer than that listed. I believe King et al. 2005 lists the maximum age for P d. edwardsi at 27 years....I'll have to check before changing the text though. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.172.158.197 (talkcontribs).

Any recordings of the "shi fauk" call?[edit]

I have searched the internet and i found no recordings of the shi fauk call in the internet. i found the different calls of 2 species but no recording with this typical call and even david attanborough and bbc had nothing about the alarm call.. can you give me a link where i find the recordings about this call?Saludacymbals (talk) 13:31, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

I think I know someone with a recording of the call (for the Coquerel's sifaka), but they have been slowly working to convert their lemur recordings from tape to digital. I haven't asked them about it in a couple of years. Eventually I plan to post some, but I've been busy, too. The call is hard for anyone without specialized equipment to record well (without catching background noise) because it is fairly quiet. Sorry. – Maky « talk » 22:07, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

that would be awesome cause all pages saying only that theyre known for the call and no recordings from it..there are many other call recordings but no shi fauk...so it would be great when you can make it... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saludacymbals (talkcontribs) 19:42, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Units[edit]

As stated in WP:UNIT “In science-related articles: generally use only SI units, non-SI units officially accepted for use with the SI, and specialized units that are used in some sciences. US Customary and imperial units are not required.” PlanCartesien (talk) 13:08, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

General animal-related articles are not truly science articles. Materialscientist (talk) 13:32, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Says who? Zoology isn't a science? PlanCartesien (talk) 13:47, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Most of them extend beyond zoology and cover various general topics, i.e. I would not class them as science article. This is debatable, but I would advise you to stop removing unit conversions, at least from animal-related articles, until reaching consensus. Materialscientist (talk) 13:53, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it is debatable. But WP:UNIT is quite clear on the subject and should serve as a guideline until a consensus is reached. PlanCartesien (talk) 14:02, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
You are welcome to examine our animal-related WP:FAs, which are our most scrutinized articles, and see the opposite. Materialscientist (talk) 14:04, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
I concur with Materialscientist. On top of that, regardless of WP:UNIT, offering conversion helps ordinary readers relate better with the material. – Maky « talk » 14:44, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Ah yes, let's have conversions because not everybody is familiar with the metric system. The name of the game is to inform. courtesy goes both ways. Peter Horn User talk 19:52, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

pic[edit]

Sifaka leaping.jpg

A good photo here - Lemurbaby (talk) 17:56, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Already uploaded, but more from the series have been uploaded, too. – Maky « talk » 23:57, 27 September 2014 (UTC)