User talk:BhagyaMani

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I hereby award you, BhagyaMani, The Fauna Barnstar for your constant and tireless work improving and protecting articles related to mammals in general and felids in particular. Thank you and keep up the great work. --Seduisant (talk) 23:36, 23 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What a nice surprise!! Thank you ! -- BhagyaMani (talk) 13:18, 24 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Useful material[edit]


I do respect knowledgable and friendly people, but have none for those with rude manners using a vile language. BhagyaMani (talk) 08:47, 20 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Kind regards, Afro-Eurasian (talk) 20:25, 2 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For you service in the past years on improving all the various articles related to wildlife. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 18:06, 16 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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A kitten for you![edit]

Thank you so much, DIYeditor!! I'll cherish this one, it looks almost like my favorite! Cheers, BhagyaMani (talk) 18:04, 21 February 2019 (UTC) 😄 Bluefox21911 (talk) 00:41, 26 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quarter Million Award for Gharial[edit]

The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring Gharial (estimated annual readership: 250,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Enwebb (talk) 17:00, 29 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank YOU!! Good to know that so many people learn about gharial every year!! -- BhagyaMani (talk) 08:59, 1 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Black-footed cat[edit]

The article Black-footed cat you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Black-footed cat for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Amitchell125 -- Amitchell125 (talk) 15:02, 20 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Clouded leopard[edit]

The article Clouded leopard you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Clouded leopard for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of William Harris -- William Harris (talk) 12:02, 20 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SUPER, thanks a ton !! And enjoy the Xmas season -- BhagyaMani (talk) 12:05, 20 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You too! Now you are free to work on your next one(s). William Harris (talk) 12:07, 20 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@William Harris: Happy New Year !! Thanks to your encouragement I did work on the next one : a cat, of which G. Werhahn found a scat during her expedition to find one of your favourites, the Himalayan wolf : the Pallas's cat, nominated for GA y'day. Enjoy reading -- BhagyaMani (talk) 16:43, 7 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Happy New Year! That cat looks like a biter! William Harris (talk) 19:55, 7 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Pallas's cat[edit]

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DYK for Clouded leopard[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Clouded leopard, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the clouded leopard (example pictured) is the first cat that diverged from the common ancestor of the Felidae more than four million years ago? You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Clouded leopard), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 16 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Cas Liber !! And Happy New Year !! -- BhagyaMani (talk) 12:26, 16 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Pallas's cat[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 30 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pallas's cat, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Pallas's cat (example pictured) has up to 9,000 hairs per cm2 (58,000/in2) of fur? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pallas's cat. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Pallas's cat), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 30 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your message !! -- BhagyaMani (talk) 06:18, 30 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Updated DYK query.svg Hook update
Your hook reached 13,987 views (1,165.6 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of January 2021 – nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 01:04, 12 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Mugger crocodile[edit]

The article Mugger crocodile you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Mugger crocodile for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Simongraham -- Simongraham (talk) 23:01, 16 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Snow leopard?[edit]

Greetings. Are you still planning on taking snow leopard to GA? I've been looking over it and it needs work, but I think it is doable. I left some suggestions on the talk page there. Happy editing. --SilverTiger12 (talk) 17:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, am. And yes, it needs work. But some other carnivores kept me a bit busy in real life. -- BhagyaMani (talk) 17:25, 24 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah. I've been busy with some real carnivores of my own, plus summer classes. Another question, do you think taking Panthera pardus tulliana through GAN is possible? I think it looks good enough to be one, but haven't as much experience with the GA process to be sure. --SilverTiger12 (talk) 17:30, 24 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
i think it's possible, but suggest to first tackle the Leopard main page, and then tulliana. -- BhagyaMani (talk) 17:36, 24 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Mm, fair enough- get the main article to GA, then bring up the subspecies? I went and gave a similar list of suggestions for improvement on the leopard talk page, too. --SilverTiger12 (talk) 18:33, 24 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, imo the main page should have priority for GAN. -- BhagyaMani (talk) 18:43, 24 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indian roller[edit]

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for September 2, 2021. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 2, 2021. Congratulations on your work!—Wehwalt (talk) 21:22, 8 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Thank you today for your share in the article, - great collaboration! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 2 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For taking Mudumalai National Park to good article status[edit]

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For your amazing contributions in Mudumalai National Park and several other articles. You're an awesome contributor and an inspiration to all of us, indeed. Rasnaboy (talk) 08:29, 7 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much !! – BhagyaMani (talk) 08:31, 7 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


nature in Nepal

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Thank you for quality articles about nature conservation in Nepal such as Shuklaphanta National Park (begun) and Blackbuck Conservation Area, for cats such as Indochinese leopard, for collaborations such as Indian roller and Red panda, for Aurochs saying "Thanks a ton for your cooperation and patience!!", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2697 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:59, 3 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you!! What an awesome surprise!! – BhagyaMani (talk) 07:08, 4 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And also thank you for reminding me of Shuklaphanta! It is such a beautiful NP, and it may be time to bring it a bit more into the limelight. – BhagyaMani (talk) 07:51, 4 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Images of wildlife in South India[edit]

For the past year, I've been based in Chennai, doing mostly nature photography. My Quality Images of Nagarhole Nat'l Park and Mudumalai/wetlands around Chennai/other places in TN. Hope you find some of them useful. --Tagooty (talk) 10:45, 5 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the link, Tagooty! Nice photo collection! I recognise a few used in Mudumalai NP page. BhagyaMani (talk) 19:07, 5 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add on Tiger articles[edit]

Hi @BhagyaMani:, what do you think that you add this recent news about the Populations, Conservation and habitat of tigers in its articles, as follows:

1- Siberian tiger article

Please add this news that says the Population in Northeast China is 55.

2- articles Tiger

Based on the population in Northeast China and the population in Tibet (which is part of China), please mention in the countries table the wild tiger populations, the population of tigers in China is 63-69.

3- Indochinese tiger article

There is news of its extinction in Laos according to this source. Even the source in which I mentioned that the number of tigers in the country is 14, when I visited the source and found in it that it mentioned that tigers became extinct in Laos, it seems that the numbers included the first years of research only, unfortunately.

There is news of its extinction in Vietnam as well (note: even if the tiger is still present in Laos and Vietnam and has not become extinct, there is definitely only a few left. So I suggest that your addition be as follows: the numbers of tigers in Laos and Vietnam have declined significantly, as according to the global census of tigers In 2016 there were only 2 left in Laos and less than 5 in Vietnam only, later news of its extinction appeared in both countries. Regarding Laos, you attach this source). There is another news about Vietnam that gives a brief history of tigers in the country.

Cambodia: It witnessed the extinction of the tiger in 2007, according to this source, and in 2016 announced a plan to bring it back to the country according to this source.

Myanmar, I have collected four news, please collect them and add a brief summary of each news to the article:

  • The first: an article on the historical distrubtion of the tiger in Myanmar and it is mentioned in the news that there are two Subspecies of tigers in the country, the Bengal tiger and Indochinese tiger, and that the river Irrawaddy is what separates them.
  • the second: that Most of country's tiger habitat 'too dangerous and to surveys', and it also mentions that the Bengal tigers live in Myanmar in addition to the Indochinese tiger.
  • The Third: About Cub Sightings.
  • The Fourth : About latest estimate of their populations in the country is 22, announced on International Tiger Day in 2019 based on trap camera surveys from 2016 to 2018, that this census includes only 8% of the tiger habitat in the country (the reason can be included in the second news that mentions that the habitat of tigers dangerous), so it is likely that the population of tigers in the country is higher. Regarding the last news, there are important notes regarding the census at the end of the news. Please include them in the article, especially noting that the 22 number not only include 8% of the tiger habitat in the country, but also include only adult and sub-adult individuals only, which means that the cubs are not counted.

4- Bengali tiger article

Based on the Myanmar news above, please add to the article that Myanmar is one of the countries in which the Bengal tiger is widespread and that the Irrawaddy River separates its habitat in Myanmar from that of the Indochinese tiger.

Best regards.محمد ماجد السورميري (talk) 20:30, 5 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@BhagyaMani:.محمد ماجد السورميري (talk) 22:52, 8 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi You reverted my edit as unsourced which is true. It would have been more constructive to add a source as you clearly are expert in these matters, or you could have initially added the 'source needed' template and pinged me. Why did you not correct the following sourced statement which prompted my edit as it is clearly nonsense? "In Sri Lanka, the species is confined to west coast, central hills and western urban centers." While you are at it, why don't you correct the range map which is inaccurate. I am sure you are trying to help, but please try to improve Wikipedia in a constructive manner and not simply revert good faith edits. Charlesjsharp (talk) 21:49, 10 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Map cleanup[edit]

Could you remove the roads and city/country names (Nepal is the only country labelled for some reason) from the map? We can just have bounders and water. LittleJerry (talk) 23:24, 14 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is not possible, alas! This is the only available Wikimedia basemap version. There used to be one without labels, but is not available any longer. – BhagyaMani (talk) 07:08, 15 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How about we use File:Ailuridae fulgens distribution map 2017.png for the map but modify it so that the range covers parts of Myanmar and remove the dotted line in India. LittleJerry (talk) 19:08, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This one would again raise the question about the license for the basemap, which was one reviewer's issue. Wikimedia used to provide a basemap withOUT labels, but can't find it any more, alas; it is apparently not part of the QuickMapServices plugin any longer. See : and click on the layer symbol in the right upper corner : the link to the no label map is still there, but .. – BhagyaMani (talk) 19:42, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The uploader sources World Data Base II data and GTOPO30 data for the map. Maybe Buidhe can chime in? LittleJerry (talk) 20:15, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I'm out of my depth here except that the source of the basemap should be stated in the image description to avoid licensing questions. (t · c) buidhe 20:45, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I make maps using QGIS, which works with layers, i.e. in this case one base layer plus a layer with the RP data. But QGIS doesn't allow to edit this ↑ png file. – BhagyaMani (talk) 20:24, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Since the Wikimedia NO LABEL layer keeps showing a png referring to @TheDJ: can you help? – BhagyaMani (talk) 20:28, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you know how to fix File:Duisburg 20170701 MAP 3123.jpg so that the leaf blur in the foreground isn't as distracting? LittleJerry (talk) 18:15, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I take it that you mean the bright green blotch on the tree trunk? Or also the opaque green on its right front leg? I'll check with friends whether it is possible to touch this up. – BhagyaMani (talk) 18:51, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, both. LittleJerry (talk) 19:19, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re the cladograms : since the table layout required scrolling to the left on small screens, I discussed the layout with Jts1882. Now that I inserted all three into a clade gallery, they are still side by side on wide screens, but wrap below each other on smaller screens; i.e. depending on zoom level either 3 below each other, or two side by side + the 3rd below. I think we can remove the repeated small images in the 2nd + 3rd cladogram. What do you think? – BhagyaMani (talk) 14:14, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thoughts on this [1] as a lead image at the article? 2001:4455:30B:6C00:9C29:F023:437B:8AA3 (talk) 10:53, 1 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Since this was taken in a zoo, I much prefer the present one taken in the WILD. – BhagyaMani (talk) 11:01, 1 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear BhagyaMani![edit]

Dear BhapyaMani, please stop deleting my edits, I provided the link. If you have arguments and links on the opposite side, please send it to me too, and I will stop editing back — Preceding unsigned comment added by Амангелді Бексұлтан (talkcontribs) 11:33, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

From Amangeldy Beksultan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Амангелді Бексұлтан (talkcontribs) 11:35, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As already mentioned in edit summaries : your changes are poorly written and poorly sourced. See reliable sources and also WP:BRD. Take it to the King cobra talk page, not my talk page. – BhagyaMani (talk) 11:52, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your joined efforts with LittleJerry to bring red panda, one of the cutest and weirdest animals on Earth, to FA status. The other half for LittleJerry. FrB.TG (talk) 15:58, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
THANK YOU !! Enjoyed working on this with LittleJerry. — BhagyaMani (talk) 17:55, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tiger synonyms[edit]

Please could you provide an explanation for reverting my change at Tiger. The synonyms I have provided were correctly formatted, and referenced from, what I consider to be, a reputable source. The previous synonyms presented were not referenced, and you did not provide a reference for the change you made, which I have since provided for you, albeit from a potentially less reputable source (but not unreputable). YorkshireExpat (talk) 19:18, 14 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As ALREADY explained in my 2 edit summaries : a SUBspecific name, i.e. a TRInomial is NOT a synonym for a BInomial name, i.e. a name of a species. Get familiar with the meaning of terms BEFORE you use them. – BhagyaMani (talk) 04:54, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's completely possible for a trinomial to be a synonym of a binomial. Please take a look here, especially at on page 4 at section II.2.A(b). Subspecies Names. YorkshireExpat (talk) 09:38, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All the names in your list represent SUBspecies names. They do not meet criterion 1 of this section II.2.A(b) : ... representative of the subject species NOR criterion 2 : ... junior synonym of a recognized subspecies. And they are listed already on the relevant pages about tiger subspecies and populations. – BhagyaMani (talk) 10:37, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Couple of points here. Not all the synonyms in my list were trinomials, some were binomials; please look again. Also I think the trinomials in the list are junior synonyms of a recognized subspecies; for example Panthera tigris coreensis is what the Siberian Tiger was known as, which is now a population of Panthera tigris tigris, therefore Panthera tigris coreensis is a junior synonyms of a recognised subspecies. Also that is not covered at Siberian Tiger or Panthera tigris tigris.
Why are you so against this? What's the problem with collating all the information in one place? YorkshireExpat (talk) 15:19, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Because what you are doing is listing the junior synonyms of subspecies, as junior synonyms of the species. That is incorrect. SilverTiger12 (talk) 22:47, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SilverTiger12: but I really don't think it is. Please read here, page 4 at section II.2.A(b). YorkshireExpat (talk) 07:11, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, see discussion at Talk:Tiger#Tiger synonyms. YorkshireExpat (talk) 11:23, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One suggestion[edit]

Nice working with you on red panda. I think you should create a user page. It doesn't have to be much, you could just move your barnstar awards there like I did. A blue linkable user page makes you look more formal and legitimate. LittleJerry (talk) 13:29, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nah, it's something we agree on :D YorkshireExpat (talk) 15:06, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mandrill range map[edit]

File:Mandrill area.png is too zoomed out for a small range. Could you make a range map at is more focused on central Africa? Thanks. LittleJerry (talk) 15:39, 29 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, give me a day. On a blank background like ↑? Or wikimedia map? – BhagyaMani (talk) 15:11, 30 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
wikimedia or perhaps a background like File:Pan troglodytes area.png LittleJerry (talk) 16:58, 30 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Have a look at with wikimedia map as base layer. Let me know what you think about colour of range polygon, and of zoom level : too much or too little? – BhagyaMani (talk) 12:56, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The color is fine, I think we could zoom out an little more so we know we're in west-central Africa. LittleJerry (talk) 13:50, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Then see this :, trying a different colour and zooming out just a little. Or do want to see more of ocean and of Congo Basin? – BhagyaMani (talk) 15:56, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, more of the ocean and Congo basin. LittleJerry (talk) 15:59, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See same ↑ link : you may have to refresh the link : enough? Which colour do you prefer? – BhagyaMani (talk) 16:44, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That looks good. Would you be able to add a mini Africa map like in File:Drill range map.svg LittleJerry (talk) 16:56, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
refresh the link : like this ? – BhagyaMani (talk) 17:07, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't see the change. LittleJerry (talk) 17:14, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Refresh again. – BhagyaMani (talk) 18:38, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Perfect! Upload. LittleJerry (talk) 19:57, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Red panda[edit]

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June songs
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Thank you today for the article, introduced: "In time for the release of the new Disney/Pixar film Turning Red."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:30, 28 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Remove my contributions[edit]

Hi @BhagyaMani:, Why did you remove my recent contributions to the article. What is wrong with the content? I attribute all content to reliable sources. 1- The content that Myanmar has both the Bengal tiger and the Indochinese tiger, is supported by a source that is a journal article in a magazine (Cite journal is popular in Wikipedia, so it is considered a reliable source). 2- The content that mentions the depiction of 3 cubs attributed to news (there is the same content in the same article regarding Thailand, so why were these contributions accepted and my contributions removed). 3- The additions you made to estimating the number of tigers in Myanmar with 22 are important additions that contain supplementary information that must be mentioned, including that this census included only adult and semi-adult individuals, meaning that 22 does not include all Myanmar tigers. 4- The content in which it was mentioned that the tiger habitat in Myanmar is dangerous and cannot be surveyed due to the conflicts is an important addition that explains why not all tigers in the country were counted as in the previous content which stated that only 8% of the tiger habitat was included in the census. I think this addition is important and it is supported by a Myanmar's news website (and I think it is considered an acceptable source) 5- The tiger census in Laos and Vietnam is attributed to a reliable source, which is the WWF, which all animal articles cite, and also it is the last official census for the two countries and there is no other census. So I think it is not acceptable to remove such content attributed to a reliable source. 6- The extinction of the tiger in Laos is attributed to an journal article and is therefore attributed to a 100% reliable source and it is not understood why it was removed. 7- The content of its extinction in Vietnam is attributed to a Vietnamese news website, so I think it is acceptable. 8- The last conclusion in which he mentioned that the Indochina tiger has only survived in Myanmar and Thailand is attributed to a reliable source, which is Mongabay which, as mentioned in his article, is one of the best green websites, so it is definitely a reliable source.

So please take back my recent contributions. If the defect of contributions is their length, you can shorten them, and if this is not the place for them, move them to the appropriate place, and if the content violates copyright, you can reformulate it in a way that does not violate copyright. As for removing all of these valuable contributions entirely, even though they are backed up by reliable sources, I do not find it acceptable.محمد ماجد السورميري (talk) 12:01, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You again copy-pasted material from websites. Read WP:COPYVIO. – BhagyaMani (talk) 12:17, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@BhagyaMani: Well, I honestly don't know much about copyright. But as I mentioned to you above: "If the problem is copyright violations, you can modify the format of the content in a way that does not copyright violations." What do you think?.محمد ماجد السورميري (talk) 12:34, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This was already deleted and visibility hidden due to copyright violation a few days ago. Most of this is anyway outdated + irrelevant like no. of stripes; the Indochinese tiger is NOT a subspecies. – BhagyaMani (talk) 13:02, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Leopard lead image[edit]

Talk:Leopard#Lead image Here posted a new potential lead image for the leopard article. May be you want to participate. Best,--Altaileopard (talk) 13:32, 27 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would you consider becoming a New Page Reviewer?[edit]

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Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hi BhagyaMani,

I've recently been looking for editors to invite to join the new page reviewing team, and after reviewing your editing history, I think you would be a good candidate. Reviewing/patrolling a page doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines; the new page reviewing team needs help from experienced users like yourself.

Would you please consider becoming a New Page Reviewer? Kindly read the tutorial before making your decision (if it looks daunting, don't worry, most pages are easy to review, and habits are quick to develop). If this looks like something that you can do, please consider joining us. If you choose to apply, you can drop an application over at WP:PERM/NPR. If you have questions, please feel free to drop a message on my talk page or at the reviewer's discussion board.

Cheers, and hope to see you around, (t · c) buidhe 22:18, 2 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Buidhe: Thanks for your invitation, and sorry for my late reply. I've been busy in real life and will join the team when I have more time again. – BhagyaMani (talk) 05:03, 13 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey no worries: it's entirely voluntary like the rest of Wikipedia (t · c) buidhe 05:17, 13 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. Thank you. (talk) 12:49, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New quality images of animals in Karnataka and Tamilnadu[edit]

Thank you for selecting several of my images for the Mudumalai and other articles. Over the past 1/2 year, I've added a number of Quality Images of birds and mammals in Karnataka and Tamilnadu:
Nagarhole Nat'l Park/Kabini Reservoir, Karnataka -- birds and mammals
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, TN -- birds
Pallikaranai Wetlands, Chennai -- birds (mostly flamingoes)
Muttukadu backwaters, Kovalam, TN -- birds
All my QI of India are here -- covers 8 states from HP to TN
I hope you find some of these useful for illustrating Wiki articles. Tagooty (talk) 10:36, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you ! BhagyaMani (talk) 11:04, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Bhagyamani, your edits on article Tiger are appreciated.

There's this one edit on current global population of tigers which I don't want to revert right away - the rationale behind putting it at the beginning of article was that reader gets this vital information at initial stage. However, it has been moved under conservation section now. Just wanted to let you know.

Keep up the good work. 👍 Anand2202 (talk) 15:59, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Loxodonta cyclotis[edit]

The "Lake Manyara Forest Elephant" is phenotypically a Bush Elephant, and the locale in question (Lake Manyara) is not Ivindo NP in Gabon, it's in Tanzania, which has zero Loxodonta cyclotis. Also, the range map is outdated and doesn't show the IUCN recognized populations, which are present in W-Arly-Pendjari (Benin/Togo/Niger/Burkina Faso) and Western Africa in general (Sierra Leone/Liberia/Guinea-Conakry/Guinea-Bissau/Senegambia/Ivory Coast/Ghana/Nigeria). The previous map ( has been replaced with the outdated distribution... Please help correct this, thanks. (talk) 17:14, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Next FAC[edit]

Would you like to work with me on Ganges river dolphin? LittleJerry (talk) 20:24, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Thanks for thinking of me!
  • Basically yes. But it depends on your time frame. I'm busy with 2 projects in real life at the mo, but can arrange time for the dolphin in ~ Nov-Dec.
  • I'd however be more interested in overhauling the snow leopard page for GA and then FAC. And you? --
BhagyaMani (talk) 06:48, 20 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Not sure if I want to wait until the end of the year though. As for snow leopard, I personally am not interested in working on a cat article since we already got at least six cat FAs, but snow leopard is still interesting, and I wish you luck on that. Regards. LittleJerry (talk) 18:55, 20 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tiger status[edit]

So by your logic, Bengal Tiger, South China Tiger and Sumatran Tiger can get their conservation status...but Indochinese and Malayan Tiger cannot? Even with the ref added to it? This is really stupid. And what does "Test" mean to you? Is this a joke? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:04, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Relevant is the most recent assessment dating 2022 : Tiger populations are NOT assessed by IUCN assessors, only the species is. – BhagyaMani (talk) 08:30, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Population or subspecies, as long as the animal has a sci-name it has to be bolded. When you mention an animal subspecies or population, you do mention it's sci name with it. It's not like a breed like dogs or horses. Sumatran tiger is literally the only extant animal with that sci name. I see no reason for you to obsess over such a negligible issue. It was hard for me to bolden the sci names when it is linked. There's no rules that states you can't use bolds on populations of subspecies. These populations are still recognized as subspecies in conservation and many important books and articles. The use of bold will only help people see it better and realize what subspecies those animals belong to. Ishan87 (talk) 22:01, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Note that a population does NOT have a scientific name. But subspecies is the lowest taxonomic rank that has a scientific name. Try also to comprehend that in the lead those names have usually been bolded that have redirect pages. Whereas the trinomials in the leads of the Bengal tiger, Sumatran tiger, ... pages do NOT redirect to these same pages, but to different ones. – BhagyaMani (talk) 06:55, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Asiatic wildcat[edit]

There's a reason why I used question marks in the distribution map instead of polygons: the western distribution area is highly speculative and IUCN doesn't say if the area in Caucasus and Turkey represents Felis lybica lybica, Felis lybica ornata, or both. For that reason, I can't use polygons in Caucasus and Turkey, and I want to follow the same style for the rest of the map too. I don't want to be pushy in advocating for my own work, but I don't think it's fair to reject a map just because it has a different style. User:UtherSRG, who originally removed my map, was content when I added references to the map. --Paranaja (talk) 13:43, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Then you should at least EXPLAIN the meaning of the question marks by adding a legend inside the map. I too made quite a few maps, see e.g. File:Manul distribution2021.png + File:Black-footedFerret distribution.png. – BhagyaMani (talk) 07:21, 2 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I thought that question marks are self-explanatory. Also, I prefer not to have a legend with this map, because it would tie the map to only one language. I think I'll just leave things as they are; I will not re-add the map to the article. --Paranaja (talk) 19:47, 2 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]