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  • Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 21417)

    Yellow-billed Spoonbill.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 27355)

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Osprey (Image ID 29959)

    Osprey.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Pied Stilt (Image ID 18899)

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Musk Duck (Image ID 39936)

    Musk Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

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

Musk Duck (Image ID 40669)
Musk Duck
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 12
Oriental Pratincole (Image ID 40642)
Oriental Pratincole
Keith Wilcox
Viewed: 45
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 40635)
Welcome Swallow
Phil Marley
Viewed: 58
Bourke's Parrot (Image ID 40634)
Bourke's Parrot
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 48
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 40613)
Ground Cuckoo-shrike
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 41
Little Pied Cormorant (Image ID 40615)
Little Pied Cormorant
Gary King
Viewed: 39
Little Corella (Image ID 40612)
Little Corella
Bruce Hawkins
Viewed: 41
Varied Sittella (Image ID 40561)
Varied Sittella
Keith Lightbody
Viewed: 51
Barau's Petrel (V) (Image ID 40415)
Barau's Petrel (V)
Keith Lightbody
Viewed: 98
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 40383)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 156

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