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  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 20197)

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 39367)

    Superb Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Leanne M Williams

  • Baillon's Crake (Image ID 35320)

    Baillon's Crake.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 34243)

    Bar-tailed Godwit.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Image ID 34737)

    White-bellied Sea-Eagle.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

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

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: 64
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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