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  • Osprey, Silver Gull (Image ID 35703)

    Osprey, Silver Gull.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 24895)

    Grey-tailed Tattler.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Pied Heron (Image ID 32361)

    Pied Heron.   Photographer: Gary King

  • White-naped Honeyeater (Image ID 26185)

    White-naped Honeyeater.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Caspian Tern (Image ID 32499)

    Caspian Tern.   Photographer: Jill Wilson

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

Red-capped Plover (Image ID 37300)
Red-capped Plover
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 21
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Image ID 37299)
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 18
Pied Monarch (Image ID 37238)
Pied Monarch
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 45
Black Swan (Image ID 37222)
Black Swan
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 38
Mulga Parrot (Image ID 37207)
Mulga Parrot
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 41
Pale-headed Rosella (Image ID 37184)
Pale-headed Rosella
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 39
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren (Image ID 37087)
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 68
White-fronted Chat (Image ID 37042)
White-fronted Chat
Gary King
Viewed: 57
Peregrine Falcon (Image ID 37015)
Peregrine Falcon
David Newell
Viewed: 82
Bar-breasted Honeyeater (Image ID 36920)
Bar-breasted Honeyeater
Chris Young
Viewed: 98

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