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  • Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 22521)

    Plumed Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Swiftlet (Image ID 36032)

    Australian Swiftlet.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 27842)

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Eurasian Coot (Image ID 34776)

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 28647)

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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

Sanderling (Image ID 36867)
Sanderling
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 8
Galah (Image ID 36848)
Galah
Graham Gall
Viewed: 16
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (Image ID 36842)
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 14
Red-eared Firetail (Image ID 36838)
Red-eared Firetail
Gary King
Viewed: 18
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (Image ID 36833)
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 26
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (Image ID 36830)
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 32
Pied Stilt (Image ID 36826)
Pied Stilt
Bruce McNaughton
Viewed: 31
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 36801)
Welcome Swallow
Malcolm Bone
Viewed: 45
Purple-gaped Honeyeater (Image ID 36794)
Purple-gaped Honeyeater
Gary King
Viewed: 38
Australian King-Parrot (Image ID 36793)
Australian King-Parrot
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 41

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