Matthew Murphy

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Iraúna-de-bico-branco (Cacicus solitarius) - Ninho:

    Although the shape and construction of the nest is appropriate for this species, the fact that there are no obvious standards for length, coupled with the absence of (1) other nests [this species is colonial] and (2) the photo is cut off before it becomes clear whether the nest is attached to the tip of a branch, as is the manner for this species of cacique, I must tentatively assign this photograph an "untrusted" rating.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Guaxe (Cacicus haemorrhous) - Ninhos:

    Although the species in question (Cacicus haemorrhus) is nowhere to be seen, several factors point these nests' owners being correctly identified. According to Jaramillo and Burke (1999), red-rumped caciques are colonial, prefer to nest in palms, and are found in Iguaçu National Park.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Sargento (Agelasticus thilius petersii) - Macho:

    Although the shape is consistent with that of A. thilius, the distinguishing characteristics (the yellow epaulet and fringe) are missing or obscured in this photo.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of File:Yellow-hooded Blackbird Female 01.jpg:

    Looks more like a unicolored blackbird than a yellow-hooded blackbird (yellow-hooded blackbirds do not have a rufous throat patch)

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Garibaldi (Chrysomus ruficapillus ruficapillus) - Macho jovem:

    According to Jaramillo and Burke (1999), this individual is an immature male.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Vira-bosta-picumã (Molothrus rufoaxillaris) - Juvenil:

    Juvenile screaming cowbirds (Molothrus rufo-axillaris) mimic the coloration and patterning of juvenile bay-winged cowbirds (Agelaioides badius). Although difficult to see here, the bird is dark grey with brown primaries, not jet black (as seen in adult screaming cowbirds). According to Jaramillo and Burke, the length of the bird's primary feathers, as seen here, is greater than the length of the primary feathers seen in bay-winged cowbirds.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of File:Molothrus ater1.jpg:

    According to Wikimedia Commons, the photographer is the user "Factumquintus", not "PurpleHz".

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Red-winged Blackbird female - Agelaius phoeniceus:

    The species tag should be "Agelaius phoeniceus"

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Redwing_sunrise_May28_©DaveSpier_0781-35R:

    Updated: the silhouette and posture appear to be correct for this species; see other photos for color patterns..

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Western Meadowlark - Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico:

    Although this image is marked as "trusted" it is extremely difficult to determine whether the individual in the photograph is a member of S. neglecta or S. magna

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Scarlet-headed Blackbird:

    The information is correct, but the article itself is short. While checking the Web source (#2, as of 20 Aug 2010), I found that the writing style on the site closely resembled the writing style found on the Wikipedia page. Although the information is accurate, I am leaving it as 'untrusted' until I am satisfied that there are no copyright issues.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Yellow-backed Oriole:

    This object ("Icterus chrysater") is currently hidden to non-curators: a much better (more recent) Wikipedia entry for this species is available. I will mark this object as 'visible to all' once the Wikimedia Commons harvester updates the page.

    about 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Oryctolagus cuniculus:

    Oryctolagus sp. are members of Lagomorpha, not Rodentia.

    about 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of File:Conejo astronomo1.jpg:

    Oryctolagus sp. are members of Lagomorpha, not Rodentia.

    about 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of File:Katoenstaartkonijn 1.jpg:

    Oryctolagus sp. are members of Lagomorpha, not Rodentia.

    about 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Pseudoleistes guirahuro (Yellow-rumped Marshbird):

    Redundant and of poorer quality than its duplicate. In addition, identification and copyright information is superimposed over the picture (though it doesn't overlap with the subject, this information is readily available in the sidebar)

    about 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of File:Red Rumped Cacique.jpg:

    The defining characteristic of this species is a red rump. No dorsal (top, back) surfaces are shown here, so it is impossible to determine whether the animal in the photograph is of the species described.

    about 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of File:Red-rumped Cacique2.jpg:

    Red plumage on the lower back and rump is a defining characteristic of members of Cacicus haemorrhous. No dorsal surfaces are visible in this photograph.

    about 4 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of File:Red-rumped Cacique2.jpg:

    Red plumage on the lower back and rump is a defining characteristic of members of Cacicus haemorrhous. No dorsal surfaces are visible in this photograph.

    about 4 years ago • edited: over 3 years ago

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    Matthew Murphy commented on an older version of Sargento (Agelasticus thilius petersii) - Macho:

    Although the silhouette and habitat appear to be correct for the species, there are no diagnostic features visible.

    about 4 years ago