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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:47 PM

Best kept secrets of the Search page (search)

  1. Type any text in the search field and the bird names match list will shrink as you type. Thus if you know you saw a hummingbird you can type "hum" and the list will narrow to just the birds containing that text. (Note not all birds in a family contain the species name, so for example this quick way of finding hummingbirds does not include the Plain-capped Starthroat or the Green Violet-ear, both Hummingbirds.)
  2. The match list can be sorted by Last Name, First Name on the Sort Menu. This way you can see all the birds of the same species in one nice list.
  3. The match list can be sorted phylogenetically which means from an evolutionary order (this is called taxonomic on the Sort menu).





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