Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Finn Davey » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:51 pm

This person has put down a Pied x Black stilt hybird, but it looks like a juvenile Black Stilt.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S65449136
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Jan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 am

I think it is a hybrid as the white face and vent are often hybrid features in nodes F and G
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Finn Davey » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:09 pm

It just looks rather tatty to me, and some feathers appear to be more of a juvenile brown.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Tim Barnard » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:33 pm

I think the most important aspect of this thread is that we all flood this fantastic tool with accurate and up to date data. Don’t worry about mistakes just populate it with info. That’s something we should all be doing from novice enthusiasts to mega twitchers... there’s not enough of the latter to be frank. Honest mistakes will get picked up. Just keep the data flowing...
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby RussCannings » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:18 am

Thanks all for your input on this thread. I don't always remember or have time to check the comments here but checking back through these various lists, I can see virtually all were picked up by regional ebird reviewers and changed/removed (if appropriate).

I'm sure many of the regular ebird users out there can see that visitors run into a lot of confusing situations, not just in terms of identification but more so when it comes to the numerous possible common names. Hard thing to completely fix but such is life.

Keep on eBirding in the free world ;)
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Finn Davey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:32 pm

This one here clearly has a Little Shag, but has been put down as Little Black Shag.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S43510620
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby Finn Davey » Wed May 06, 2020 9:07 am

This one has a mallard or mallard hybrid with some interesting feather pigments. Maybe either from a domestic breed or some sort of melanin or other pigment mutation.
The user has put it down as grey duck.
https://ebird.org/atlasnz/checklist/S68 ... -230676651

I've already given it a wrong species flag.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby philbattley » Sun May 10, 2020 6:33 pm

There is a report of two kiwi here near the edge of the Ruahine Ranges, but they are almost certainly morepork.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S42830534

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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby JFDillon » Fri May 15, 2020 10:32 pm

One thing that always annoys me is reports of Brown Kiwi around Wellington- which obviously there aren't. One on Te Ahumairangi, one at Wellington Zoo, 6 at Zealandia spread throughout two hotspots and two random locations. The Te Ahumairangi and Wellington Zoo ones are obviously unfounded. The others are of course Little Spotted Kiwi.
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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Postby JFDillon » Fri May 15, 2020 10:37 pm

https://ebird.org/checklist/S62529040 Also this checklist of a bunch of seabirds in the Botans. I guess they selected the wrong location??

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