Commons:WikiProject Birds

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This WikiProject aims primarily to document in photograph, sound and video all species of birds. For this, we need a taxonomy. There is a project wikispecies, and I suggest we adhere to that taxonomy as much as possible.

There are about 8,800–10,200 living bird species (and about 120–130 that have become extinct in the span of human history), making them the most diverse class of terrestrial vertebrate, it should be practical to document all of them.

This WikiProject descends from commons:WikiProject Tree of Life.

Of course there are already a large number of photos and illustrations of birds here, but this project should help us to spot the areas of weak coverage, help to identify unidentified birds, see what aspects (for example videos of social behaviour, communication) need improved coverage, and provide examples for new contributors to follow.


see discussion page


see discussion page


Discussing strategies & organization. (and collecting stuff, of course).


There are several types of media (photos, drawings, video and sound). Photos, video and sound seem to be most apt for birds. Ideally, for each species of bird, all stages of development should be photographed and recorded in video and sound.

It would be great to have videos of at least the movement and sexual reproduction process.




See Animals and zoology


Move unidentified species into the closest higher taxon that you can reliably identify or leave in Category:Unidentified_birds. People with greater knowledge can check that category and all categories above species level for birds they can further classify. Post a note on the talk page for any id requests.

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(not all exist already)


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