• Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 22521)

    Plumed Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Musk Lorikeet (Image ID 39163)

    Musk Lorikeet.   Photographer: Diana Womersley

  • Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Image ID 34838)

    Scaly-breasted Lorikeet.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Restless Flycatcher complex (Image ID 22627)

    Restless Flycatcher complex.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 33938)

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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Australian Hobby (Image ID 40643)
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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.

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Oriental Pratincole (Image ID 40642)
Oriental Pratincole
Keith Wilcox
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Welcome Swallow (Image ID 40635)
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Phil Marley
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Bourke's Parrot (Image ID 40634)
Bourke's Parrot
Linda Unwin
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Ground Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 40613)
Ground Cuckoo-shrike
Linda Unwin
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Little Pied Cormorant (Image ID 40615)
Little Pied Cormorant
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Little Corella (Image ID 40612)
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Barau's Petrel (V) (Image ID 40415)
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Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 40383)
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Jacky Winter (Image ID 40321)
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