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  • Bar-shouldered Dove

    Bar-shouldered Dove.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Little Pied Cormorant

    Little Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Bar-shouldered Dove

    Bar-shouldered Dove.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Pheasant Coucal

    Pheasant Coucal.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

  • Rose Robin

    Rose Robin.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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

Southern Scrub-robin (Image ID 32644)
Southern Scrub-robin
William Betts
Viewed: 17
Pectoral Sandpiper (Image ID 32643)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 23
Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 32627)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 34
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 32604)
Tawny Frogmouth
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 28
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 32603)
Mangrove Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 28
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 32519)
Glossy Ibis
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 34
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 32507)
Australasian Gannet
David Newell
Viewed: 24
Swamp Harrier (Image ID 32481)
Swamp Harrier
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 76
Bush Stone-curlew (Image ID 32474)
Bush Stone-curlew
Bill Harding
Viewed: 41
Yellow-throated Miner (Image ID 32478)
Yellow-throated Miner
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 47

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