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  • Banded Stilt (Image ID 19703)

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Lesser Sand Plover,Great Knot,Red Knot (Image ID 29675)

    Lesser Sand Plover,Great Knot,Red Knot.   Photographer: Mark Horvath

  • Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 22768)

    Comb-crested Jacana.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Sanderling (Image ID 32670)

    Sanderling.   Photographer: Jane Putland

  • Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Image ID 29955)

    Chestnut-rumped Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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 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.  We will accept images of birds which occur in Australia but were taken overseas, with the proviso that, if there are subspecies, the image is of the subspecies which occurs in Australia.

For several years, images submitted to our competitions have not been allowed to have watermarks or borders/frames, in order to ensure anonimity until the compeition voting is completed.  We have decided that we will extend this rule to images submitted to all galleries, to provide consistency of images across the site and to ensure that all images will be considered when people/organisations are requesting images for download - most of these requests are for conservation/education purposes and "plain" images are appropriate for this.  From Friday 26th June 2020, we will not accept images with watermarks and/or borders/frames in any ouf our galleries - with one exception: images submitted to the Creative Images gallery may have a border/frame for creative effect.

All images submitted are assessed by a moderator before they are published (made visible on the website), and unacceptaable images are immediately rejected; the moderator will include the reason for the rejection in an email to the photographer.  All other images are given a rating for both composition and technical; those which receive a "poor" rating will be automatically removed from the site after (about) one month.

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 three galleries for images that are not regular bird photos - the Creative Images gallery, the Landscape/Habitat/KBAs 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

Whistling Kite (Image ID 42472)
Whistling Kite
Jamie Davies
Viewed: 5
Pheasant Coucal (Image ID 42476)
Pheasant Coucal
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 6
American Golden Plover (V) (Image ID 42455)
American Golden Plover (V)
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 26
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 42433)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 32
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Image ID 42172)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 98
Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 42155)
Sooty Oystercatcher
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 83
Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 42121)
Australian Wood Duck
Antony Nya
Viewed: 94
Red Wattlebird (Image ID 42069)
Red Wattlebird
George Pergaminelis
Viewed: 159
Laughing Kookaburra (Image ID 41958)
Laughing Kookaburra
Peter Lightowler
Viewed: 112
Musk Duck (Image ID 41944)
Musk Duck
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 130

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