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  • Australian Pelican (Image ID 18897)

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Image ID 35487)

    Yellow-tufted Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Crimson Rosella (Image ID 25537)

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Superb Parrot (Image ID 19930)

    Superb Parrot.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Great Egret (Image ID 21225)

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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

Javan Pond Heron (Image ID 37520)
Javan Pond Heron
Keith Wilcox
Viewed: 24
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren (Image ID 37504)
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 34
Crested Tern (Image ID 37474)
Crested Tern
Tony Luha
Viewed: 49
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 37385)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Keith Lightbody
Viewed: 65
Western Spinebill (Image ID 37383)
Western Spinebill
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 50
Bourke's Parrot (Image ID 37357)
Bourke's Parrot
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 66
Red-capped Plover (Image ID 37300)
Red-capped Plover
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 58
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Image ID 37299)
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 56
Pied Monarch (Image ID 37238)
Pied Monarch
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 78
Black Swan (Image ID 37222)
Black Swan
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 69

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