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  • Painted Finch

    Painted Finch.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Pied Stilt

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Sacred Kingfisher

    Sacred Kingfisher.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

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

White-fronted Honeyeater (Image ID 30942)
White-fronted Honeyeater
Sandy Castle
Viewed: 31
Red-browed Treecreeper (Image ID 30931)
Red-browed Treecreeper
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 53
Hardhead (Image ID 30909)
Hardhead
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 52
Black Swan (Image ID 30901)
Black Swan
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 75
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 30892)
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 72
Gouldian Finch (Image ID 30881)
Gouldian Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 52
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 30879)
Scarlet Robin
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 62
Australasian Darter (Image ID 30862)
Australasian Darter
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 63
Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 30844)
Pink-eared Duck
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 109
Buff-banded Rail (Image ID 30837)
Buff-banded Rail
William Betts
Viewed: 85

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.