Show sounds on taxon pages

I don’t know if someone had already talked about it.
It would be a good idea to include sounds on the taxon page of certain organisms (mainly birds).

  • The sound selection process for each taxon would be enabled for all users.
  • Could be the option to import sounds from other platforms such as Xeno-Canto ?

I didn’t know I needed this! I support the motion

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That is a great suggestion. It would be especially nice to have this in a separate panel, maybe a button that, when pressed, applies the ‘has sound’ filter to the taxon

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I have used Xeno-canto and Macaulay Library, but my go to is the Audubon app. I’d love to see quality, user created audio show up in taxon pages.

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We’d be interested in doing this, but it needs to be fleshed out. Right now you’re proposing that users can add sounds the way they add default taxon photos, correct? Some questions:

  • would these sounds be mixed in with the default taxon photos, or separate?

  • would you want a separate sound browser, or a mixed sound/image browser?

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I would like them to be separated, I do not know for example that at the bottom of the taxon photos section there was a small audio player, and that on the curation button there would be the option “modify sounds” with its own browser.

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