Topic: Common names inconsistency

There are some common name inconsistencies across the Atlas. Compare chiffchaff in:

- https://species.nbnatlas.org/species/NHMSYS0000530749 and
- https://lists.nbnatlas.org/speciesListI … r1839#list

The species pages appear to be taken the first in the list and the species list appears to be taking the last.

And see also https://species.nbnatlas.org/species/NHMSYS0000530633 ; again it appears to be taking the first common name which happens to be scots gaelic ?

Charlie Barnes
Information Officer
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership


Re: Common names inconsistency

Hi Charlie,
Yes, the common name display is not consistent. At the moment there doesn't seem to be a way to tell the Atlas to use the preferred common name. We are looking to resolve this as soon as possible.

Many thanks, Sophie

Sophia Ratcliffe
NBN Atlas Data Manager


Re: Common names inconsistency

Lots of Gaelic names appearing in the Common Name field when using the analyse tools to view a species list for an area.


Mark Pollitt
SWSEIC (formerly DGERC)