Are you finding that the common names of birds are different to what you expect? If they are, then you probably need to change the ‘species language’ on Birda. For more information on species languages on Birda, please take a look at the ‘What is ‘species language’ article.

To switch between species languages:

  • Navigate to your profile in the Birda app

  • Select the settings icon to open the settings menu

  • Scroll down to Birding preferences

  • Select the Species language you wish to see for birds common names

  • Then tap save and you’re done

Species language is the language you’ll see the Common Names of birds in. We will default your species language and taxonomy to what is commonly used in your country. For English users, remember that some countries may use different common names than the authority they draw from. E.g. In the UK, species language will default to English (UK), in South Africa it will default to English (South Africa) etc.

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