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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Galah (Image ID 36431)

    Galah.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Little Black Cormorant (Image ID 27740)

    Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Satin Bowerbird (Image ID 42387)

    Satin Bowerbird.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australian Swiftlet (Image ID 36032)

    Australian Swiftlet.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 34243)

    Bar-tailed Godwit.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

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

Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 47301)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Keith James
Viewed: 20
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 47255)
Spotted Pardalote
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 54
Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 47226)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Graham Gall
Viewed: 51
Southern Whiteface (Image ID 47151)
Southern Whiteface
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 79
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Image ID 47072)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Chris Young
Viewed: 153
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 47058)
Superb Fairy-wren
Graham Gall
Viewed: 67
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Image ID 46833)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Chris Young
Viewed: 264
Willie Wagtail (Image ID 46774)
Willie Wagtail
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 281
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 46725)
Tawny Frogmouth
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 206
Striated Heron (Image ID 46693)
Striated Heron
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 326

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.