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Langooney ADMIN March 19, 2016
In this Field Guide, photos MUST be TAGGED with the scientific name (Clements 2015 edition). If you don't know the bird's identity please ask in the Bird ID Help Line before posting to the pool. To find the scientific name, use flickr-fbw.co.uk/search1.php. Location is also required. UNTAGGED PHOTOS WILL BE DELETED.

Group Description

This is not just another group for people to post random photos of birds, but it is an attempt to build an online Identification Guide of the birds of the world. The features of the bird must be clearly visible in your photo and the bird must be positively identified and tagged with its scientific (Latin) name (see below).

BEFORE POSTING A PHOTO TO THE POOL, PLEASE REFER TO THE RULES AND GUIDELINES, BELOW (scroll down)!

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This group is a resource containing photos of over 8000 species of birds. You can view all the photos of any particular species by using our hyperlink indexes. These are alphabetical lists of bird names and by clicking on the name you will see all the photos we hold of that species. They are arranged alphabetically, either by common name, scientific name or group name. Click below to go straight to an index:
Common name index : : : Scientific (Latin) name index

Remember, please follow the rules and guidelines below. Failure to do so may result in your photos being removed from the pool without notice or explanation.
Blocking an administrator or moderator of the group will result in you being banned.

IT SHOULD BE ASSUMED THAT ALL PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS POOL HAVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED AND CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER.

There are a number of things YOU can do to help this group. If you notice someone else has posted a photo to the pool without tagging it, please add the tags yourself; any member can add tags to photos in the pool - you don't have to be an admin. Also if you notice that a photo involves a species which does not appear in the hyperlink index, tag the photo FBW:newbird. This will ensure that the species is added to the index.

We hope you enjoy, and use, this resource!

GROUP ICON - Banded Pitta Pitta guajana, by somchai@2008 - Khlong thom, Krabi, Thailand.
Banded Pitta

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ADMIN USE ONLY
Admin notes site: www.flickr.com/groups/1551955@N23/
Old Admin notes: www.flickr.com/groups/birdguide/discuss/72057594120386406...
In order to maintain a true on-line Field Guide: Birds of the World it is necessary to tag your photos with the correct scientific/latin name per Clements 5th edition. Tags make this pool work. Your assistance in tagging your photos is greatly appreciated. Untagged photos may be removed from the pool.
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Group Rules

Para ler as regras em português, por favor, carreque aqui
Para leer las reglas en español, por favor, seleccione aquí
Per leggere le regole in italiano, per favore, clicca qui
Pour lire les règles en français, s'il vous plaît cliquez ici


This is NOT just another group for people to post random photos of birds: the Field Guide is a specialist group, and participating in it correctly takes time and care on the part of its members. It is an ongoing project to build an online and indexed identification guide of the birds of the world. The features of the bird must be clearly visible in your photo and the bird must be positively identified and tagged with its scientific (Latin) name.


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RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR POSTING PHOTOS TO THE POOL
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IDENTIFICATION

If you don’t know what species your photo shows, do NOT post it yet - first find out what it is! You can do so by asking for help in our Bird ID Help Line thread, or by joining and posting to the Bird Identification Help Group.


TAGGING

It is ESSENTIAL that every photo submitted is tagged with its scientific (Latin) name. Failure to do so will mean the photo will not be found when using the Hyperlink index and may result in the photo being removed from the pool. Admins do not have time to tag every photo themselves: YOU must tag your own photos! - this is an essential part of your role as a group-member.

If you're not familiar with tagging, see help.flickr.com/en_us/tag-keywords-in-flickr-BJUJpQoyX for an explanation of how to do it.
Note: when tagging bird names, use " " marks either side of the bird name to ensure that the whole name appears as one tag - thus with a space (not an underscore or hyphen) between the two words. For example, in the tag-box type "Junco hyemalis", NOT Junco hyemalis or Junco_hyemalis or Junco-hyemalis.

Species' scientific names are (sadly) not fixed. This group uses as its standard the list by Clements 2015. You can check this list at Avibase.

If you know what the species is but don’t know its scientific name, you can check it at this site (along with a variety of useful pool information), or if the species is already in the pool you can check it against our Hyperlink index.

Please also ensure that your photos are tagged with the common name as this is easier for most people to recognise, and there may sometimes be a need to search for photos by common-name tag.


LOCATION

Please always give the location, including a) country and b) region (e.g. state, province) within the country. Do not abbreviate the region/state.
Even if your photo is placed on the flickr map, it is best to give all this location information in the photo's caption.


WHAT TO POST (and what not to post)

The idea of this group is that photos should be useful for identification. Ideally therefore the photo should be a good close-up of a single bird, showing the whole of the bird. Photos showing only part of the bird are acceptable if the part of the bird they show is helpful for identification. Also photos of more than one bird are acceptable provided sufficient detail is visible – large flocks are unlikely to qualify. If you have a large series of wonderful photographs, try to choose the best 2 or maybe 3 which illustrate field characteristics. Do not be offended if part of a large series posted to the pool are deleted by administration.

Birds should not be distant, hidden or silhouetted and the markings should be clear. Artistic shots, black & white photos, close-up portraits, etc are not what this group is about. Be your own judge, but be stricter for common species that are already well-represented in the pool. Photos of more than one bird are acceptable providing at least one of them meets the criteria, but flocks should generally be avoided. Submitted photos should be accurate, life-like representations of the bird, so avoid, for example, cloning obscuring vegetation from in front of the bird or excessive colour saturation or other techniques that alter the field appearance.

Wild birds are preferred to captive ones. Captive birds are acceptable if we don’t have wild ones in the pool already, but only if they look like wild examples of the species. If you do include a captive bird, please add the tag 'captive' to the photo.

Although we do accept domestic breeds so long as they are in the wild, these are already well-represented so new photos will add little value. We do not accept domestic breeds in captivity. They should not be tagged with the scientific name to avoid confusion with their wild ancestors – tag them Domestic and then the species name (e.g. “Domestic Mallard”, “Domestic Greylag Goose”, etc.).

The Field Guide discourages the photography of breeding birds at the nest and does not allow such photos - nor photos of nests with eggs nor of nestlings.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Where known, it is useful if you state the subspecies, gender, age, plumage, morph etc. and tag these. Tagging the genus is helpful as it allows broader searches. When tagging subspecies please tag the full three-part Latin name (e.g. “Motacilla flava flavissima”) but don’t forget to tag just the species name (“Motacilla flava”) as well.


Thank you for joining, and we look forward to your contributions.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 5 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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