• Black Swan

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Common Bronzewing

    Common Bronzewing.   Photographer: Gunther Frensch

  • Crested Tern

    Crested Tern.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Comb-crested Jacana

    Comb-crested Jacana.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Square-tailed Kite

    Square-tailed Kite.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

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

Flame Robin (Image ID 27410)
Flame Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 12
Musk Duck (Image ID 27380)
Musk Duck
William Betts
Viewed: 23
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 27372)
Speckled Warbler
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 27
Hooded Robin (Image ID 27323)
Hooded Robin
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 27
Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 27307)
Australian Reed-Warbler
William Betts
Viewed: 35
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Image ID 27288)
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 30
Grey Petrel (Image ID 27285)
Grey Petrel
Jennifer Spry
Viewed: 26
Tree Martin (Image ID 27280)
Tree Martin
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 23
Crimson Finch (Image ID 27259)
Crimson Finch
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 28
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 27263)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 28

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