This is after one of the discussions in chat where we had some debate over how broad or how narrow a tag scope should be.
We currently have crows, dogs et al. These are pretty narrow in scope. However, we also have birds and animals as tags. Which are much broader in scope.
Going with specifics make the tags numerous in number. For example, tomorrow if I add a question on a different species of bird, I'll be inclined to add that as a tag. And that might be the only question under the tag. And I'll have to add multiple tags to keep it relevant for searches.
Having a broader tag might keep the number of questions under the tag large. And might not give idea about the specifics of what the question is targeting (Not sure if this would be a problem for search engines).
So what's the take of our community on this. Here's a discussion on a specific tag before.
Note: I understand that the help center states that we need to prevent creating new tags if possible thereby implying specific tags might not be of any use. I'm asking for community consensus on this. The help is defined for us and we can change it based on our consensus.