I commented on an American record of a -apparently ringed- Pied Crow (an African native) that, for the time being, should maybe be labelled ‘not wild’ because it wore a small white ring on the right leg. Interestingly I think a West-European Pied Crow may end up as an accepted wild bird.
US record: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/42439036
My dutch record: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36220466
(CDNA has not yet decided on the status in the Netherlands)
Someone else wrote that escapes are considered ‘wild’ in inaturalist.
He may well be right, I don’t know, I couldn’t find information on it (I have not been looking for longer than a few minutes, I admit).
What would you say is the general rule. I tend to follow my national guideline here: if the Dutch Rarities Committee (CDNA) considers something not a wild bird (in this case a bird) I would add ‘not wild’ to the record in inaturalist.
It would be a shame if national guidelines can’t be followed, I think.
Of course these rules are open for debate often and every now and then the judgment is altered. I think we should be flexible as they but
I don’t know what the effect of that is on the whole of inaturalist systematics.
Hope to read from you