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Hi! Would you care to share your opinion about the composite/single infobox image issue here? I would really appreciate it. Thanks! --Life is like a box of chocolates (talk) 07:10, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

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I have responded to your review comments and made revisions to the article. Thanks. Mgrē@sŏn 16:49, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Choiseul Pigeon[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Choiseul Pigeon at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. I've had a look through the excellent expansion you have done for Choiseul Pigeon - what an interesting article! Just to let you know that I'm not too sure about the license on the image so I have asked Crisco to double check it. SagaciousPhil - Chat 11:31, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi, could you swap the image in the template as per Crisco's suggestion, please? As soon as you can get that done I will give the nomination an approval tick. Thanks! SagaciousPhil - Chat 06:53, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Negros Fruit Dove[edit]

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DYK for Choiseul Pigeon[edit]

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I've got a busy few days, but I'll fit these in as and when I get the chance, Jimfbleak - talk to me? 18:49, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

I'll sort out a derivation for Uratelornis too Jimfbleak - talk to me? 19:01, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. I tried my hand at it, and the best I got was, roughly, "bird that urinates without end." Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 19:04, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
LOL James A. Jobling (2010) The Helm dictionary of scientific bird names Published by Christopher Helm, an imprint of A&C Black Publishers Ltd, London ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. p396 Uratelornis Gr. oura tail; genus Atelornis Pucheran, 1846, ground-roller, p58 Atelornis Gr. ateles indeterminate, incomplete; ornis bird.
Ah. I was assuming it had something to do with tails, but I found ateles for "without end" and the only place I found "ur" was as a prefix for urination. Thanks. Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 19:58, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Uro refers to tail and telo is end - so perhaps something like tail-tip bird. Shyamal (talk) 03:53, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Purple-throated Cotinga[edit]

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Hey; just a note to say that I'm not ignoring you, and do hope to get to taking a look at the article soon. J Milburn (talk) 15:41, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Not a problem. Thank you. Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 15:46, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Columbicola extinctus[edit]

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Would you mind archiving your talk page? It is huge and brings my browser to a halt. Thank you. Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:00, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Sure thing. Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 20:07, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:38, 29 April 2013 (UTC)


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To Rufous-crowned Sparrow, for writing the article "Long-tailed Ground Roller". Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:41, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Best wishes. Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:41, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! And thanks for reviewing the article. Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 20:44, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Extinct Bird Genera Since 1500[edit]

Himalayan Quail Pink-headed Duck Labrador Duck Red Rail Rodrigues Rail Ascension Crake St. Helena Rail Prosobonia Sandpipers (2) Great Auk Passenger Pigeon Choiseul Pigeon Dodo Rodrigues Solitaire Mascarene Parrot Rodrigues Parrot Carolina Parakeet St. Helena Cuckoo Mascarenotus Owls (3) Laughing Owl Huia Kioea Moho Hawaiian Honeyeaters (4) Hoopoe Starling Rodrigues Starling Ou Lanai Hookbill Rhodacanthis Koa Finches (2) Kona Grosbeak Ula-ai-hawane Drepanis Mamos (2) Poo-uli Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 05:17, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Sulu Bleeding-heart[edit]

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Congrats and thanks for the good work! --pmj (talk) 00:26, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 01:22, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


Pigeon portrait 4861.jpg Order of the Pigeon
I anoint you a Member of the Wikipedian Order of the Pigeon an impromptu organization to celebrate excellent pigeon-work in it's many forms on Wikipedia. Thanks for bringing Sulu Bleeding-heart to DYK and GA and all your work in the community! Sadads (talk) 01:07, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Definitely brightened my day. Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 01:22, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
I don't usually write about pigeons, but stumbled upon the once when researching Pigeon pie. Since you work in this area often, feel free to award it to other pigeon/dove focused Wikipedians! Sadads (talk) 01:31, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Will do. Rufous-crowned Sparrow (talk) 01:48, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


Thanks, responded by email - sorry for delay, but we are different time zones (: Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:31, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for sharing your interest in birds, flying or flightless, living or extinct, such as the Great Auk. Amazing that you even take the name of a bird ;) Your exclusive dedication to quality content deserves to name you an awesome Wikipedian!!

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You still around?[edit]

Hi, I noticed you have been absent since May, which left the Choiseul Pigeon FAC unattended, so it failed. Are you coming back, or did anything happen to you? FunkMonk (talk) 15:53, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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It is my pleasure to award Rufous-crowned Sparrow with this Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown for all his work on Good and Featured content here on the English Wikipedia. All hail the Emperor! Regards. — ΛΧΣ21 07:02, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

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Crested Shelduck[edit]

Hi, I just removed an information on Crested Shelduck: the wingspan was said to be about 31-32 cm, which seems aberrant to me. Do you have any idea how to address this problem? The source would be Madge, Steve; Burn, Hilary (1988). Waterfowl: an Identification Guide to the Ducks, Geese, and Swans of the World. London: Christopher Helm. ISBN 0-395-46727-6. . Best regards, Totodu74 (talk) 09:37, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

@Totodu74:, a specialist birdguide like Waterfowl would not provide "wingspan", it must be wing length - which is measured from the bend of the wing to the tip of the longest primary. I would think only the text "wingspan" needs to be changed to "wing length". I could check it later. Shyamal (talk) 15:20, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
@Shyamal: You must be right, 31-32 cm seems good to me. I let you change this when you feel it's ok :) Totodu74 (talk) 15:40, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

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precious bird again again! I would like to ask you about de:Trommelralle, but - other than that bird - you are silent? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

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