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  • Hoary-headed Grebe (Image ID 33563)

    Hoary-headed Grebe.   Photographer: Gary King

  • Osprey (Image ID 33802)

    Osprey.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Osprey,Silver Gull (Image ID 35703)

    Osprey,Silver Gull.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Grey Plover (Image ID 22862)

    Grey Plover.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Musk Duck (Image ID 23159)

    Musk Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

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

Speckled Warbler (Image ID 43082)
Speckled Warbler
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 5
Long-billed Corella (Image ID 42996)
Long-billed Corella
Michael Hamel-Green
Viewed: 40
Whistling Kite (Image ID 42929)
Whistling Kite
Peter Owen
Viewed: 39
Malleefowl (Image ID 42911)
Malleefowl
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 68
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 42873)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 71
Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 42805)
Azure Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 97
Laughing Kookaburra, Magpie-lark (Image ID 42747)
Laughing Kookaburra, Magpie-lark
Linda Leman
Viewed: 82
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 42725)
Superb Fairy-wren
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 72
Yellow-throated Miner (Image ID 42675)
Yellow-throated Miner
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 125
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 42501)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Edward Mikucki
Viewed: 145

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.