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My uploaded photos (in WikiCommons)
American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) eggs and nest
Copper-rumped Hummingbird (Amazilia tobaci)
Spectacled Thrush (Turdus nudigenis)
Perched female Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
Male Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps)
My own articles
- ...that Whistling Kites in Australia primarily hunt live prey, while those in New Guinea are principally scavengers?
- ...that some species of waterfowl lose all their flight feathers (pictured) at once while moulting, rendering them incapable of flight?
- ...that although the South American Bittern is widespread, much about its life history remains little-known, due to its skulking habits?
- ...that despite only being eight inches tall, the Tiny Hawk, a raptor found throughout much of the central neotropics, successfully hunts hummingbirds?
- ...that bird nests (pictured) range in size from the tiny one inch high cup of some hummingbirds to the massive five meter high mounds of some Dusky Scrubfowl?
- ...that Fernandina's Flicker (Colaptes fernandinae), a woodpecker endemic to Cuba, is threatened by habitat loss and now there are fewer than 800 left in the world?
|On May 31, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Red Warbler, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|
- ... that the feathers of the Red Warbler (pictured) contain alkaloids, which make the birds unpalatable?
|On July 14, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Pink-headed Warbler, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|
- ... that volcanic eruptions may have contributed to the population decline of the Pink-headed Warbler?
|On 24 July 2012, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Vegetarian Finch, which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that the Vegetarian Finch has a disproportionately large gizzard and a long intestine to help it digest the leaves and buds which it regularly eats? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Vegetarian Finch. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check) and it will be added to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|
|On 2 August 2012, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Golden-crowned Sparrow, which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that the Golden-crowned Sparrow is an important destroyer of weed seeds on the Pacific coast of North America? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Golden-crowned Sparrow. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check) and it will be added to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|
|On 20 January 2015, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Yellow-browed sparrow, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that the yellow-browed sparrow (pictured) has spread from its former habitats along the Amazon River into grasslands, towns and roadsides throughout much of the Amazon basin? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Yellow-browed sparrow. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
Articles I've successfully nominated
- ...that the Zambian district of Chiengi has no television or telephone service?
- ...that Gaetano Donizetti's opera Le duc d'Albe didn't receive its first performance until more than 40 years after his death?
- ...that the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 established the first peacetime draft in the United States?
- ...that Philip Whistler Street was a Chief Justice on the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia -- as were his son Kenneth and his grandson Laurence?
- ...that the Common Skullcap, a perennial plant found throughout Eurasia, is traditionally used as a mild sedative?
- ...that the Potawatomi, a tribe of Native Americans, were evicted from land near Indiana’s Yellow River less than six years after tribal chiefs signed a treaty granting them that land in perpetuity?
- ...that British rifleman William Green's memoir is one of the few accounts by an enlisted man of life in the Duke of Wellington's army, and as such, has provided source material for many historians?
- ...that reindeer hunting provides an important staple food for many households in Greenland?
- ..that poet Anna Williams's works include the whimsically titled On the Death of Sir Erasmus Philipps, Unfortunately Drowned in the River Avon?
- ...that the Brown Rock Chat sometimes nests in the rafters of inhabited houses?
- ..that children in a test audience for Sesame Street’s episode Snuffy's Parents Get a Divorce were so devastated by the show that producers declined to air it?
- ...that more than half of the 214 bird species found on Barbados are considered "accidental"—that is, they are found there only because they strayed off-course?
- ...that Victor Gauntlett supplied his personal pre-production Aston Martin Vantage for use in the filming of the James Bond film "The Living Daylights"?
- ...that heavyweight boxer Joe Baksi recorded nine victories in his first year as a professional, including one over future actor Jack Palance?
- ...that Clemente Micara was the Vatican’s first envoy to Czechoslovakia?
- ...that Rotylenchulus reniformis, a roundworm found in tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world, is a major parasite of crop plants?
- ...that Cameroon's Western High Plateau has a rainy season that lasts nine months?
- ...that an average of 90,000 people a month walk, jog, cycle or skate along Florida's Pinellas Trail?
- ...that Bertie Smalls, considered by many as Britain's first supergrass, avoided jail by informing on his partners-in-crime, despite having led them in an armed bank robbery?
- ...that American thoroughbred race horse Little Current received the 1974 Eclipse Award for Outstanding 3-Year-Old Male Horse despite having his racing career ended mid-season by a bone chip in his leg?
- ...that John Vesey, a 16th-century bishop of Exeter, had a fordkeeper's cottage built along Plants Brook to help provide security for travelers on the Wylde Green Road?
- ...that at least 36 vases painted by the Athenian Meidias Painter are still in existence more than 2,400 years after they were created?
- ...that the Turkish tanbur is one of the four musical instruments that make up Turkish classical music's basic quartet?
- ...that the minesweeper USS Threat was transferred to the government of Mexico after being decommissioned by the US Navy and renamed the Francisco Zarco?
- ...that opponents of Cameroon's first president, Ahmadou Ahidjo, danced to show their displeasure (Cameroonian dancers pictured)?
- ...that the cruiseferry M/S Nordlandia (originally M/S Olau Hollandia) was built to be NATO-compatible, so that she could easily be converted to a troopship?
- ...that during his research into women's olfactory selection of potential mates, Swiss biologist Claus Wedekind conducted what has become known as the "Sweaty T-shirt Study"?
- ...that the events in the novel The Dig take place during the excavation of the Anglo-Saxon burial ship at Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk, England?
- ...that Libya's Sirte Basin—which in some places lies more than 47 metres below sea level—contains roughly 80% of the country's known crude oil reserves?
- ...that Lois DeBerry is the first African-American woman speaker pro tempore of the Tennessee House of Representatives?
|The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar|
|In light of you nominating my article on Victor Gauntlett for Did You Know..., I thought I would award you The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar. Best Regards, - Trident13 20:26, 3 May 2007 (UTC)|
|The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar|
|In light of you nominating my article on Joe Baksi for Did You Know..., I'd like to show my appreciation by this award. Thanks again, - Work permit 16 May 2007 (UTC)|
|The DYK Medal|
|I, Smee, hereby award MeegsC, for your multiple contributions to Did you know? The community appreciates your work. Thank you. Yours, Smee 23:29, 23 May 2007 (UTC)|
|The 25 DYK Medal|
|I, P.K.Niyogi, hereby award MeegsC with The 25 DYK Medal, in recognition of over 25 contributions to the Did you know? section, as featured on the Main Page. Great job, you're on your way to 100! Thank you for your contributions to the project. Regards, P.K.Niyogi 06:34, 24 May 2007 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|I just saw your nomination for Flight feather, and then looked at all your contributions, which are excellent. Good luck with your FAC! –Outriggr § 00:21, 31 October 2007 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|Thank you for peer reviewing Le chemin de fer. Peer review work is rarely appreciated as much as it should be. Although this star is an insufficient expression of my thanks, it will have to do. Also, I've looked at your contribs and you seem like an accomplished editor with quality edits. Please continue doing what you do; your work is appreciated! ALTON .ıl 04:51, 22 March 2008 (UTC)|
|The Editor's Barnstar|
Thank you so much for your wonderful work on the Golden-crowned Sparrow article last year! It was very inspiring for me to see you address so much of the feedback that was posted on this page, turning it into a much better article in the process. I also really appreciate your thoughtful support of the Article Feedback tool and I hope that you will continue to find it useful in coming years.
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Thanks again for being such a great contributor -- I look forward to more collaborations with you, to help make Wikipedia better for all of us!