URL filtering by tags with species name issue?

I’m unsure if this is a bug or just an issue regarding the functionality of tags.

Platform : Web
Browser: Chrome

URLs: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=home&user_id=tockgoestick&verifiable=any

Description of problem : I use tags to separate out photos I take at my house. I use the tag “home.” However, for some reason, this tag also pulls in pigeons (Columba livia). I think it’s something to do with “home” being in a common name for the species??? I don’t know how to see common names in other languages, but I think it’s one because of the Latin root of home with “livia?” Just spit-balling here…

There are no “home” tags on my two pigeon observations (1, 2). All the observations tagged “home” should be localized to Missouri. However, my pigeon photos are in Seattle and Albania.


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To restrict the search to tags, add &search_on=tags to the URL, so https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=home&user_id=tockgoestick&verifiable=any&search_on=tags

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To see the full list of common names, go to the Taxon page for the species, Taxonomy tab, and scroll down to the Names section. There you will discover the English name “homing pigeon” which is probably your match, as the “q=” search uses non-exact matching.