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  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Golden Whistler

    Golden Whistler.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Rainbow Bee-eater

    Rainbow Bee-eater.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Grey-tailed Tattler

    Grey-tailed Tattler.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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

Eungella Honeyeater (Image ID 33143)
Eungella Honeyeater
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 4
Banded Lapwing (Image ID 33129)
Banded Lapwing
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 26
Brown Booby (Image ID 33127)
Brown Booby
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 30
Australian Pelican (Image ID 33103)
Australian Pelican
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 34
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33090)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 19
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33016)
Dusky Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 38
Brown Booby (Image ID 33000)
Brown Booby
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 37
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Image ID 32996)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 53
Common Noddy, Silver Gull (Image ID 32967)
Common Noddy, Silver Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 42
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Image ID 32961)
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 34

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