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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • White-winged Triller (Image ID 29485)

    White-winged Triller.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 36432)

    White-plumed Honeyeater.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 32995)

    Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.   Photographer: Warren Wilson

  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 20331)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Galah (Image ID 27612)

    Galah.   Photographer: Pennie Marks

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Orange Chat (Image ID 45691)
Orange Chat
Ian Colley
Viewed: 48
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 45617)
New Holland Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 53
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface (Image ID 45598)
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface
Chris Young
Viewed: 139
Inland Thornbill (Image ID 45590)
Inland Thornbill
Woody Woodhouse
Viewed: 68
Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 45575)
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Adam Higgins
Viewed: 68
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Image ID 45542)
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 167
Southern Royal Albatross (Image ID 45524)
Southern Royal Albatross
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 177
Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 45518)
Sacred Kingfisher
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 173
Flesh-footed Shearwater (Image ID 45497)
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 178
Great Egret (Image ID 45456)
Great Egret
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 151

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.