Dog Walker's picture

Tanzanian Bird

Observed: 19th September 2013 By: Dog Walker
P1300597
P1300610
Description:

Bird about 30 cm long beak to tail sitting outside lodge buildings in Tarangire Reserve, Tanzania. Unfortunately didn't identify while there. Grey head, black body and wing feathers bright orange.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ray Turner's picture

Female

Looks like a classic adult female to me.

Ray

Ray

dejayM's picture

why?

I wonder why my ID was unfairly overridden by pirayaguara.

Ray Turner's picture

Reputation Score

Andy has a 4 bird reputation score as opposed to your 3 bird score Derek. If a 5 birder had come along separately they would have trumped both of you.

Ray

Ray

dejayM's picture

maybe..

this ought not to be the case with the same ID.

Ray Turner's picture

I’m inclined ...

... to agree

Ray

Ray

pirayaguara's picture

There was no id showing when

There was no id showing when I put mine up - I would not have put an id up if there had already been one (I am not one of those people who is hell bent on scoring points)and if you wish I will remove mine.

dejayM's picture

Andy it's no great issue

Andy it's no great issue really - don't fret.
At first I felt a little cheated of the brisk work I put in (to be reasonably certain).
You know, I think it was one of these awful periods when the site was at a standstill or even going backwards!
PLEASE do not remove yours, though I think that is disallowed and would be unfair to agreeers anyway.
It raises an issue for admin. In cases like this (I assume you went through a similar process to me) it takes a while to be certain enough to risk ridicule (well discomfort) to put up an ID. If, like me, one takes too long, then almost certainly, one will be beaten to it.
Have you noticed that some quite experienced posters actually repeat the ID for some reason. Whatever...but I do think that identical ID's should be disallowed by an 'already ID'd' flag (assuming it's identical).
I'm quite comfortable now - thanks.
ðerek

pirayaguara's picture

Thanks

Thanks

pirayaguara's picture

Thanks

Thanks

the naturalist man's picture

Putting the record straight

There you go Derek, I've agreed to your ID, trumping the lot and highlighting yours as the likely ID!

I can see you won't mind me doing this Andy. Incidentally, you can not remove an ID once posted, much to my own embarrassment in the past!

Graham Banwell

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dejayM's picture

the Force

Oh, well done Graham - I like your Jedi-style.
It is interesting, isn't it, that likelihood might be shifted on the basis it was the first correct ID (that'd be clever). I really suspect, though, it is YOUR Icons and badges that do it - used sparingly this power could sort the World (take care!).
I know that likelihood has created some issues in the past, maybe still does.

the naturalist man's picture

Reputation

At your service my Padawan. Keep identifying those birds and one day you too may have the power of a Jedi!

May the farce be with you!

As far as reputation goes, which controls the 'likely id', the 'bird expert' is the only badge which makes a difference - it gives an identification an automatic 100% likelihood. Having such a badge is a double-edged lightsabre though, if you make a mistake it is much harder to correct (I think it takes two 'experts' to change it) also you have further to fall! Therefore, I'm careful what I agree with and don't post many observations or identifications of my own, I usually suggest others put up the id. This also means they get the reputation.

Graham Banwell

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