• Eurasian Coot (Image ID 21141)

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 31026)

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Mistletoebird (Image ID 35582)

    Mistletoebird.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Baillon's Crake (Image ID 35320)

    Baillon's Crake.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Eastern Rosella (Image ID 18952)

    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

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Rainbow Lorikeet (Image ID 39758)
Rainbow Lorikeet
Michael Hamel-Green
Viewed: 7
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 39755)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Peter Quinn
Viewed: 7
Red Wattlebird (Image ID 39753)
Red Wattlebird
Peter Quinn
Viewed: 7
Chestnut Teal (Image ID 39752)
Chestnut Teal
Michael Hamel-Green
Viewed: 6
Osprey (Image ID 39751)
Osprey
Peter Quinn
Viewed: 6
Australasian Darter (Image ID 39750)
Australasian Darter
Peter Quinn
Viewed: 10
Little Pied Cormorant (Image ID 39749)
Little Pied Cormorant
Michael Hamel-Green
Viewed: 7
Great Pied Cormorant (Image ID 39747)
Great Pied Cormorant
Graham Gall
Viewed: 3
Rainbow Lorikeet (Image ID 39744)
Rainbow Lorikeet
Julie Hempsall
Viewed: 1

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

Chiming Wedgebill (Image ID 39741)
Chiming Wedgebill
Les George
Viewed: 16
Little Curlew (Image ID 39729)
Little Curlew
Les George
Viewed: 28
Masked Lapwing (Image ID 39682)
Masked Lapwing
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 37
Southern Boobook (Image ID 39676)
Southern Boobook
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 66
Red-capped Plover (Image ID 39671)
Red-capped Plover
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 63
Southern Boobook (Image ID 39658)
Southern Boobook
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 56
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 39657)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 42
Little Corella (Image ID 39629)
Little Corella
Bruce Hawkins
Viewed: 37
White-throated Gerygone (Image ID 39616)
White-throated Gerygone
Gregory Griffiths
Viewed: 70
Eastern Bristlebird (Image ID 39614)
Eastern Bristlebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 71

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