• Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 31795)

    Eastern Spinebill.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Lewin's Honeyeater,Macleay's Honeyeater (Image ID 36074)

    Lewin's Honeyeater,Macleay's Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Eurasian Curlew (Image ID 36626)

    Eurasian Curlew.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 20197)

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 21877)

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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Latest Images

Silver Gull (Image ID 38489)
Silver Gull
Keith Humphreys
Viewed: 7
Spinifexbird (Image ID 38488)
Spinifexbird
Chris Young
Viewed: 32
Olive-backed Sunbird (Image ID 38487)
Olive-backed Sunbird
Dean Jones
Viewed: 21
Dusky Moorhen (Image ID 38483)
Dusky Moorhen
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 9
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 38476)
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Peter Higgins
Viewed: 8
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 38475)
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Peter Higgins
Viewed: 7
Splendid Fairy-wren (Image ID 38474)
Splendid Fairy-wren
Peter Higgins
Viewed: 10
Silvereye (Image ID 38473)
Silvereye
Peter Higgins
Viewed: 8
Yellow Honeyeater (Image ID 38472)
Yellow Honeyeater
Michael Schmid
Viewed: 10
Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 38471)
Pink-eared Duck
Harry Charalambous
Viewed: 6
Golden-headed Cisticola (Image ID 38469)
Golden-headed Cisticola
Harry Charalambous
Viewed: 13
Silvereye (Image ID 38466)
Silvereye
Harry Charalambous
Viewed: 9
Mistletoebird (Image ID 38465)
Mistletoebird
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 9
Pictorella Mannikin (Image ID 38464)
Pictorella Mannikin
Graham Gall
Viewed: 7
Little Egret (Image ID 38461)
Little Egret
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 7
Green Catbird (Image ID 38438)
Green Catbird
Graham Gall
Viewed: 2

A new version of BirdLife Australia's Working List of Australian Birds (BWL) has been released, and the species list used on this site has been updated to this version.  There are a number of changes, summarised here, and shown in detail on see the Resources-Taxonomic Changes page.  During this update, species names for existing images have been automatically updated where possible.

Twelve new species, all vagrants, have been added to the list.  They are Zoe's Imperial-Pigeon, Orange-fronted Fruit-dove, Silver-backed Needletail, Common Swift, Indian Cuckoo, Slaty-breasted Rail, Lesser Moorhen, Band-rumped Storm-Petrel, Temminck's Stint, Crow-billed Drongo, Kamchatka Leaf-warbler, and Tree Pipit.  The Species selection section of the Submit Photo page now identifies any species which is vagrant to Australia with a (V) suffix after the name.

Twenty-three species have had their common name changed.  These are:

  • Red-bellied Pitta is now Papuan Pitta
  • Cicadabird is now Common Cicadabird
  • Frilled Monarch is now Frill-necked Monarch
  • Great Reed-Warbler is now Oriental Reed-Warbler
  • Yellow Wagtail is now Eastern Yellow Wagtail
  • Northern Mallard is now Mallard
  • Red Collared-Dove is now Red Turtle-Dove
  • Pied Imperial-Pigeon is now Pied Imperial Pigeon
  • Banded Fruit-Dove is now Black-banded Fruit-Dove
  • Pied Cormorant is now Great Pied Cormorant
  • Ringed Plover is now Common Ringed Plover
  • Eastern Curlew is now Far Eastern Curlew
  • Grey Phalarope is now Red Phalarope
  • Common Noddy is now Brown Noddy
  • Crested Tern is now Greater Crested Tern
  • New Zealand Boobook is now Tasman Morepork
  • Christmas Island Hawk-Owl is now Christmas Island Boobook
  • Dollarbird is now Oriental Dollarbird
  • Blue Bonnet is now Bluebonnet
  • Spotted Catbird is now Black-eared Catbird
  • Mangrove Grey Fantail is now Mangrove Fantail
  • Black-billed Magpie is now Eurasian Magpie
  • Yellow White-eye is now Australian Yellow White-eye

These species names have all been changed in all existing images during the update; no further action is required.

Forty species have had their scientific name changed.  For details of these, please see the Resources-Taxonomic Changes page.

Seventeen species have been split.  These are:

  • Intermediate Egret has been split to Intermediate Egret and Plumed Egret.  The species seen in Australia is now known as Plumed Egret, and all existing images of Intermediate Egret have been automatically updated.  The split Intermediate Egret is a vagrant to Australia, and is therefore likely to be rarely seen and/or photographed here.
  • Blue-faced Honeyeater has been split to Blue-faced Honeyeater and White-quilled Honeyeater
  • White-naped Honeyeater has been split to White-naped Honeyeater and Gilbert's Honeyeater
  • Black-chinned Honeyeater has been split to Black-chinned Honeyeater and Golden-backed Honeyeater
  • White-lined Honeyeater has been split to White-lined Honeyeater and Kimberley Honeyeater
  • Rufous Fieldwren has been split to Rufous Fieldwren and Western Fieldwren
  • Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush has been split to Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush and Western Quail-thrush
  • Cinnamon Quail-thrush has been split to Cinnamon Quail-thrush and Nullarbor Quail-thrush
  • Crested Shrike-tit has been split to Northern Shrike-tit, Western Shrike-tit and Eastern Shrike-tit
  • Grey Whistler has been split to Grey-headed Whistler and Brown Whistler
  • Grey Butcherbird has been split to Grey Butcherbird and Silver-backed Butcherbird
  • Rufous Fantail has been split to Rufous Fantail and Arafura Fantail
  • Grey Fantail has been split to Grey Fantail and New Zealand Fantail
  • Restless Flycatcher has been split to Restless Flycatcher and Paperbark Flycatcher
  • Scarlet Robin has been split to Scarlet Robin and Norfolk Island Robin
  • Lemon-bellied Flycatcher has been split to Lemon-bellied Flycatcher and Kimberley Flycatcher
  • Crimson Finch has been split to Black-bellied Crimson Finch and White-bellied Crimson Finch

Existing images of the split species are now identified as a "complex".  You may amend the identification of any such images via the Photo Gallery-My Photos page; over time, the site moderators will also amend these identifications where possible from the image and location data.  Assignment of the split species to the new species will often be easy, as many of the split species occur in separate locations.

Recent Picks

Spinifexbird (Image ID 38488)
Spinifexbird
Chris Young
Viewed: 32
Musk Duck (Image ID 38452)
Musk Duck
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 21
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Image ID 38326)
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Judy Humphreys
Viewed: 45
Yellow-rumped Mannikin (Image ID 38316)
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 38
Unknown/not in list (Image ID 38289)
Unknown/not in list
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 50
Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 38287)
Great Crested Grebe
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 39
Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 38210)
Greater Crested Tern
David Newell
Viewed: 52
Star Finch (Image ID 38132)
Star Finch
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 52
Southern Emu-wren (Image ID 38081)
Southern Emu-wren
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 66
Crimson Chat (Image ID 38080)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 46

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