Regarding this question: In Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the bird cry at 3:11?

This questions seems to be asking for identification of a sample used in the song. Are this questions on topic?

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    Related: meta.musicfans.stackexchange.com/questions/46/…
    – Dom Mod
    Sep 24, 2015 at 13:05
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    At last check, the community seemed to be in favor of allowing them. While that particular question is a little out of the boundary of what the previous discussion was about, I'd still allow it. Sep 24, 2015 at 13:14

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Just answering to remove this question from the unanswered list.

Yes, questions asking to identify a sample used in a song are considered on-topic. Such questions are to use the tag (but not the or tags). Questions without enough details/research may be closed, though.

The current site policy (as of the date of this answer) on which ID questions are allowed can be seen here: Identification questions in general. What is allowed, and what is not?

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