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  • Pied Stilt (Image ID 23084)

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Banded Stilt (Image ID 19703)

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 28835)

    Blue-winged Kookaburra.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Little Pied Cormorant (Image ID 20177)

    Little Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Swamp Harrier (Image ID 20269)

    Swamp Harrier.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

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

Grey Shrike-thrush (Image ID 35396)
Grey Shrike-thrush
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 16
Tahiti Petrel (Image ID 35375)
Tahiti Petrel
Rodney Appleby
Viewed: 12
Kermadec Petrel (Image ID 35325)
Kermadec Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 25
Lord Howe Woodhen (Image ID 35285)
Lord Howe Woodhen
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 14
Hardhead (Image ID 35283)
Hardhead
Les George
Viewed: 29
Chinstrap Penguin (Image ID 35267)
Chinstrap Penguin
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 10
Southern Cassowary (Image ID 35276)
Southern Cassowary
Gregory Cowle
Viewed: 31
White Tern (Image ID 35225)
White Tern
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 28
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35224)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 36
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Image ID 35218)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 25

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