And again about the correct filling of forms ...
Guys, it's pretty cool that you like our project. But still should be attentive to the rules of the form, so I do not have now and then block them for violation of the study protocol ... I want to reiterate the rules that somehow violate many:
1. Use pictures and sound files from the Internet is prohibited. The contest allowed only your own photos and voice recordings, the result of your own observations. They allow us to understand how well you have identified a particular bird, and sometimes, if the bird was rare for your region, even represent a real scientific value. It does not matter if the photo may not be very high quality: tied to a particular place and time, it means a lot more than someone else's beautiful picture found anywhere on the photo site.
2. As before, the difficulties caused by item "a bird with unusual feathers." If you observe the bird is not unusual, it is not necessary to fill in! And it is certainly not necessary to insert back photos of tropical birds, ornamental breeds of pigeons and so on. Firstly, each bird is filled separate form. Secondly, in the plumage of tropical birds is not unusual - it is for them natural color. But if you met on the street, for example, a sparrow with white spots, and managed to take a picture - here's the handy this item questionnaire. And, of course, in this case, the entire application will be dedicated to this sparrow, paste there any other will too.
3. Some participants somehow certainly consider it their duty to fill in general all items of the questionnaire, ignoring even elementary logic. The result is that they saw the bird at the same time in the city, in the field and in the forest. Do not you think that this can not be?
4. And finally, I want to offer you more attentive to the definition of birds that you see. The terms "sparrow" or "wild duck" is very difficult to find the scientific name of the species. For example, the sparrows in Russia are several types, the most frequent two - houses and field. By "wild duck", judging by the photos, of course usually mallard, the most common and abundant species of ducks, but that apart from him, there are many others, they also live in nature and are too wild! This is another reason why you need to take a photo of the observed birds: if you do not know how it is properly called, you can always compare your picture with pictures in the determinant or with photos in galleries on the systematic scientific and popular sites, such as here: http : //rbcu.ru/birdclass/