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  • Black Swan

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Welcome Swallow

    Welcome Swallow.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Satin Bowerbird

    Satin Bowerbird.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Buff-rumped Thornbill

    Buff-rumped Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Variegated Fairy-wren

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Bill Harding

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Salvin's Albatross (Image ID 30296)
Salvin's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 18
Snares Penguin (Image ID 30292)
Snares Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 25
White-faced Heron (Image ID 30217)
White-faced Heron
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 34
Great Knot (Image ID 30216)
Great Knot
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 26
Golden Whistler (Image ID 30215)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 48
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 30202)
Buller's Albatross
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 55
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 30196)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 49
Black Kite (Image ID 30183)
Black Kite
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 74
White-chinned Petrel (Image ID 30184)
White-chinned Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 45
South Polar Skua (Image ID 30178)
South Polar Skua
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 60

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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