[Taxacom] Machine-tagging Flickr images with taxonomic names

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Feb 3 15:18:32 CST 2008

I want to tag a picture of a Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, on
Flickr, using their "machine tag" format:


I thought that the tag should be:

        taxonomy:binomial=Alcedo atthis

but the specific part in that is ignored because of the space.

I then tried:





        taxonomy:binomial="Alcedo atthis"

but each of those were collapsed to:


which is obviously less than satisfactory.

Can anyone suggest a viable alternative? Or is concatenating genus and
specific acceptable, in such tags?

Is anyone aware of any other schema for tagging using taxonomy?


Andy Mabbett
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