A Conversation for Ring-necked Parakeet

A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 21

Skankyrich [?]

Good stuff, MMF smiley - smiley

Few pointers:

The species name shouldn't be in the title of the entry.

family Psittacidae or Parrakeet - parakeet

Nomenclature: it's more correct to call it a 'scientific' name. In many cases, the scientific name is part Latin and part Greek (in this case, though, the Latin translation is simply 'Kramer's parakeet'). It's not that this is actually incorrect; it's simply better practice to call it a scientific name.

'They were officially added to the British List' - British List of what? I know what you mean, but casual readers may not.

Finally, you still have an awful lot of odd capitalisations in mid-sentence, especially towards the end. Would you like a list of those that shouldn't be there?

Hope this helps smiley - ok


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 22

Array

smiley - ok The necessary updates have been actioned, although names like Owl, Woodpecker, Kestrel still seem right in capitals.

smiley - ta

smiley - musicalnote


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 23

Skankyrich [?]

They might seem right, but they're not unless they're named after a person or place (eg Cetti's warbler, Montague's harrier). See the Wildlife Trust BAP for or the RSPB page for kestrels as an example - http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/urbanwt/ecorecord/bap/html/kestrel.htm and http://www.rspb.org.uk/birds/guide/k/kestrel/kestrel_s_year.asp This also applies to 'ring-necked parakeet', except when you're starting a sentence with it, obviously.

You still spell 'parakeet' with two 'r's in the second line smiley - ok


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 24

Array

This entry has been temporarily removed from Peer Review, while I decide whether to create a University Guide entry on 'non-native birds in the UK', which appeals as i have over 12 birds which fit that category.

Please continue to provide input, as I further polish it, and learn more about GuideML.

smiley - cheers

smiley - musicalnote


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 25

Skankyrich [?]

That sounds like a fantastic idea, MMF. I've got a British Mammal project on the go, too A14530312 if having a scan of that would be any help smiley - ok


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 26

Leo


Well, any more input forthcoming? smiley - huh


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 27

aka Bel - A87832164

Unlikely at the moment, MMF has decided to pull it from PR for the moment, but guess he doesn't know how to do it smiley - winkeye


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 28

Leo


smiley - huh
smiley - flustered
Oh. How odd.


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 29

Array

Just a quick Posting. I am going to include this entry in a University Entry on 'Non-Native Birds of the UK', so it will be a WIP. There should be 13 birds in the entry, unless anyone knows of any I haven't included.

smiley - cheers

smiley - musicalnote

*And I found the link at last, smiley - winkeye B'Elana. smiley - ta*


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 30

aka Bel - A87832164

Well done MMF smiley - magic


A13980008 - Ring-Necked Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Post 31

Leo


smiley - cheers That's an accomplishment! No sarcasm either. I needed step-by-step instructions the first time. smiley - winkeyesmiley - cheerssmiley - bubbly


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