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  • Regent Honeyeater

    Regent Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Crimson Chat

    Crimson Chat.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Splendid Fairy-wren

    Splendid Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Jacky Winter

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Banded Stilt

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

This site contains many thousands of images of Australian birds submitted by our members, in galleries of various types.  Most images are submitted to the New Images gallery, and subsequently transferred to the Main Library.  Images must show clearly identificable birds, and be of acceptable quality (reasonably sharp, well exposed); generally, the bird(s) should occupy a significant portion of the image, and should not be appreciably obscured.  The species that we will accept are those on the BirdLife Working List of Australian birds (excluding those species whose Population is shown as 'Domestic'); we have moved from the Christidis and Boles checklist that was used on our previous website.  We will accept pictures of hybrid birds - see the note in the Species selection area of the Submit Photo page.  We will not accept images of unknown birds which are possible aviary escapees, or domestic birds, as we are unable to clearly identify these; they are not on the list of accepted species.

Images may be submitted to a special Slides gallery; these are used in the slideshow on the home page and some other pages of the site.  The gallery description (which appears when you select that gallery to submit the image to) contains details of the stricter requirements for those images.

Images may also be submitted to our Current Competition galleries, when a competition is open for entries.  Entries to previous competitions are retained for viewing in Previous Competition galleries.

There are two special galleries, which contain selected images from all submissions; these are the Premier Bird Images gallery and the Bird Identification gallery.  There are also two galleries for images that are not regular bird photos - the Creative Images gallery and the Science & Conservation gallery.  The side-menu items here will provide more detail on these galleries.

Finally, the images used in Previous Bird Identification Challenges are available in a set of Previous ID Challenge galleries.

Recent Picks

Rufous-crowned Emu-wren (Image ID 30644)
Rufous-crowned Emu-wren
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 25
Tasmanian Native-hen (Image ID 30640)
Tasmanian Native-hen
David Newell
Viewed: 13
Royal Penguin (Image ID 30605)
Royal Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 28
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Image ID 30599)
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
Ken Black
Viewed: 41
Southern Boobook (Image ID 30598)
Southern Boobook
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 36
Chirruping Wedgebill (Image ID 30582)
Chirruping Wedgebill
Doug Castle
Viewed: 54
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Image ID 30576)
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 33
Pacific Gull (Image ID 30563)
Pacific Gull
David Newell
Viewed: 41
Soft-plumaged Petrel (Image ID 30553)
Soft-plumaged Petrel
William Betts
Viewed: 47
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 30535)
Buller's Albatross
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 57

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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.