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  • Tawny Grassbird

    Tawny Grassbird.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Rainbow Bee-eater

    Rainbow Bee-eater.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Satin Bowerbird

    Satin Bowerbird.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Barbara Oehring

  • Osprey

    Osprey.   Photographer: Rob Parker

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

Whistling Kite (Image ID 26732)
Whistling Kite
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 2
Noisy Friarbird (Image ID 26729)
Noisy Friarbird
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 14
White-breasted Robin (Image ID 26708)
White-breasted Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 15
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 26712)
Straw-necked Ibis
Adam Higgins
Viewed: 16
Red-rumped Parrot (Image ID 26654)
Red-rumped Parrot
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 37
Little Egret (Image ID 26644)
Little Egret
William Betts
Viewed: 27
Palm Cockatoo (Image ID 26631)
Palm Cockatoo
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 47
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 26572)
Australasian Bittern
Anthea Fleming
Viewed: 62
Green Rosella (Image ID 26550)
Green Rosella
David Seymour
Viewed: 53
Western Thornbill (Image ID 26507)
Western Thornbill
William Betts
Viewed: 42

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