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  • White-winged Chough (Image ID 26198)

    White-winged Chough.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Gouldian Finch (Image ID 28601)

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 37944)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 27841)

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 29258)

    Straw-necked Ibis.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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

Brown Falcon (Image ID 41136)
Brown Falcon
Graham Gall
Viewed: 34
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 41111)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Graham Gall
Viewed: 32
Great Egret (Image ID 41095)
Great Egret
Yolande Lebreux
Viewed: 33
Splendid Fairy-wren (Image ID 41086)
Splendid Fairy-wren
Philip Karstadt
Viewed: 19
Australian King-Parrot (Image ID 40977)
Australian King-Parrot
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 88
Laughing Kookaburra (Image ID 40974)
Laughing Kookaburra
Graham Gall
Viewed: 68
Striated Grasswren (Image ID 40966)
Striated Grasswren
Michael Todd
Viewed: 64
Gibberbird (Image ID 40906)
Gibberbird
David Newell
Viewed: 54
Inland Dotterel (Image ID 40903)
Inland Dotterel
David Newell
Viewed: 47
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 40889)
Pacific Black Duck
Graham Gall
Viewed: 69

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