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  • Buff-rumped Thornbill

    Buff-rumped Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Dusky Moorhen

    Dusky Moorhen.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Australian Reed-Warbler

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Little Pied Cormorant

    Little Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

Recent Picks

Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 32272)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 12
Black Swan (Image ID 32252)
Black Swan
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 26
Cotton Pygmy-goose (Image ID 32234)
Cotton Pygmy-goose
Warren Bennett
Viewed: 26
Pied Stilt (Image ID 32231)
Pied Stilt
Chris Young
Viewed: 28
Brown Quail (Image ID 32222)
Brown Quail
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 31
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Image ID 32211)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 29
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (Image ID 32203)
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 23
Black Kite (Image ID 32210)
Black Kite
Gary King
Viewed: 43
Rufous Songlark (Image ID 32178)
Rufous Songlark
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 35
Brown Falcon (Image ID 32164)
Brown Falcon
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 38

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