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  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Black-browed Albatross

    Black-browed Albatross.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • White-fronted Chat

    White-fronted Chat.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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

Crescent Honeyeater (Image ID 31596)
Crescent Honeyeater
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 2
Yellow-rumped Mannikin (Image ID 31489)
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Gary King
Viewed: 42
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Image ID 31486)
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Gary King
Viewed: 39
Golden Whistler (Image ID 31396)
Golden Whistler
Bill Harding
Viewed: 40
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Image ID 31394)
Wedge-tailed Eagle
David Newell
Viewed: 44
Brown Skua (Image ID 31274)
Brown Skua
William Betts
Viewed: 29
Striated Pardalote (Image ID 31267)
Striated Pardalote
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 60
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 31179)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 64
Victoria's Riflebird (Image ID 31164)
Victoria's Riflebird
Bill Harding
Viewed: 79
White-browed Robin (Image ID 31161)
White-browed Robin
Bill Harding
Viewed: 70

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.