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  • Grey Butcherbird complex (Image ID 25326)

    Grey Butcherbird complex.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Cattle Egret,Little Egret,Plumed Egret (Image ID 33760)

    Cattle Egret,Little Egret,Plumed Egret.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Glossy Ibis (Image ID 34503)

    Glossy Ibis.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • White-fronted Chat (Image ID 36606)

    White-fronted Chat.   Photographer: Pennie Marks

  • Fan-tailed Cuckoo,Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 23735)

    Fan-tailed Cuckoo,Superb Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

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

White-throated Needletail (Image ID 38515)
White-throated Needletail
Bruce McNaughton
Viewed: 13
Spinifexbird (Image ID 38488)
Spinifexbird
Chris Young
Viewed: 39
Musk Duck (Image ID 38452)
Musk Duck
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 24
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Image ID 38326)
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Judy Humphreys
Viewed: 46
Yellow-rumped Mannikin (Image ID 38316)
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 39
Unknown/not in list (Image ID 38289)
Unknown/not in list
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 51
Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 38287)
Great Crested Grebe
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 40
Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 38210)
Greater Crested Tern
David Newell
Viewed: 54
Star Finch (Image ID 38132)
Star Finch
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 52
Southern Emu-wren (Image ID 38081)
Southern Emu-wren
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 72

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