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  • White-winged Chough

    White-winged Chough.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Black Kite

    Black Kite.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Noisy Miner

    Noisy Miner.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Richard Smart

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

Dusky Gerygone (Image ID 31866)
Dusky Gerygone
William Betts
Viewed: 0
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 31864)
Spotted Pardalote
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 6
Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 31833)
Variegated Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 35
Silver Gull (Image ID 31811)
Silver Gull
Anna Browne
Viewed: 41
Pacific Gull (Image ID 31810)
Pacific Gull
David Seymour
Viewed: 35
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 31806)
Mangrove Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 33
Black-tailed Treecreeper (Image ID 31765)
Black-tailed Treecreeper
William Betts
Viewed: 41
Grey Teal (Image ID 31752)
Grey Teal
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 50
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 31721)
Rainbow Bee-eater
David Newell
Viewed: 54
Brown Falcon (Image ID 31718)
Brown Falcon
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 60

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