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  • Australian Ringneck (Image ID 37528)

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Hooded Plover (Image ID 19886)

    Hooded Plover.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 31026)

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 21877)

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 27325)

    New Holland Honeyeater.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

Recent Picks

Long-billed Corella (Image ID 42996)
Long-billed Corella
Michael Hamel-Green
Viewed: 34
Whistling Kite (Image ID 42929)
Whistling Kite
Peter Owen
Viewed: 37
Malleefowl (Image ID 42911)
Malleefowl
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 64
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 42873)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 67
Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 42805)
Azure Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 94
Laughing Kookaburra, Magpie-lark (Image ID 42747)
Laughing Kookaburra, Magpie-lark
Linda Leman
Viewed: 80
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 42725)
Superb Fairy-wren
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 70
Yellow-throated Miner (Image ID 42675)
Yellow-throated Miner
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 122
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 42501)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Edward Mikucki
Viewed: 136
Whistling Kite (Image ID 42472)
Whistling Kite
Jamie Davies
Viewed: 114

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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.