• Chestnut Teal

    Chestnut Teal.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Red-browed Finch

    Red-browed Finch.   Photographer: Bruce Mcnaughton

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan.   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

Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 27051)
Spotted Pardalote
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 23
Striped Honeyeater (Image ID 27044)
Striped Honeyeater
John Eley
Viewed: 27
Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 27040)
Great Crested Grebe
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 28
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 27038)
Dusky Honeyeater
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 22
Lewin's Honeyeater (Image ID 27022)
Lewin's Honeyeater
Peter Owen
Viewed: 23
White-browed Robin (Image ID 27018)
White-browed Robin
Peter Owen
Viewed: 31
Scarlet Honeyeater (Image ID 27008)
Scarlet Honeyeater
William Fowler
Viewed: 24
White-chinned Petrel (Image ID 26998)
White-chinned Petrel
John Barkla
Viewed: 22
Black-eared Cuckoo (Image ID 26985)
Black-eared Cuckoo
Kathy Zonnevylle
Viewed: 52
Forest Kingfisher (Image ID 26976)
Forest Kingfisher
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 49

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