Rhinoceros Auklets are seabirds, not One-Horned Rhinoceroses

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Step 1: Whenever I post an observation of the seabird called a Rhinoceros Auklet, and include in “Notes” its name and a short description of what it was doing, One-Horned Rhinoceroses automatically pops up as the species.

Step 2: Can iNaturalist learn to recognize this seabird, or at least its name in the notes section?

Step 3:

Does your image file have the word rhinoceros in it? Sounds like something here or linked therein:
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/add-observation-automatically-tagged-my-observations-with-incorrect-names-based-on-photo-filenames/8203

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Yes, this does sound like the uploader misinterpreting the file name. If your file names include ‘Rhinoceros auklet’, try using the scientific name Cerorhinca monocerata in the file name instead and see if the same thing happens.

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Wendy, are you able to reply to these questions? I agree this doesn’t sound like a bug, but without those details we can’t say for sure. I’ll set this topic to close in 24 hours after the last comment.

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