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  • Red-necked Stint (Image ID 23008)

    Red-necked Stint.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Australian Ringneck (Image ID 29483)

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Bar-shouldered Dove (Image ID 31003)

    Bar-shouldered Dove.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Crested Tern (Image ID 21848)

    Crested Tern.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Eastern Rosella (Image ID 18952)

    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

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

Black-fronted Dotterel (Image ID 34915)
Black-fronted Dotterel
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 6
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 34906)
Welcome Swallow
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 15
Slender-billed White-eye (Image ID 34901)
Slender-billed White-eye
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 5
Black Petrel (Image ID 34900)
Black Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 7
Spotted Quail-thrush (Image ID 34880)
Spotted Quail-thrush
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 28
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 34865)
Speckled Warbler
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 27
Black-necked Stork (Image ID 34830)
Black-necked Stork
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 34
Australian White Ibis (Image ID 34809)
Australian White Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 32
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Image ID 34797)
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
William Betts
Viewed: 26
Large-billed Scrubwren (Image ID 34795)
Large-billed Scrubwren
William Betts
Viewed: 26

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