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  • Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 23526)

    Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Keith Lightbody

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper (Image ID 18997)

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Pallid Cuckoo (Image ID 27299)

    Pallid Cuckoo.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 20310)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Australian Pelican, Pied Stilt, Silver Gull (Image ID 34736)

    Australian Pelican, Pied Stilt, Silver Gull.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

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

Black-fronted Dotterel (Image ID 34915)
Black-fronted Dotterel
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 6
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 34906)
Welcome Swallow
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 15
Slender-billed White-eye (Image ID 34901)
Slender-billed White-eye
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 5
Black Petrel (Image ID 34900)
Black Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 7
Spotted Quail-thrush (Image ID 34880)
Spotted Quail-thrush
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 28
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 34865)
Speckled Warbler
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 27
Black-necked Stork (Image ID 34830)
Black-necked Stork
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 34
Australian White Ibis (Image ID 34809)
Australian White Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 32
Yellow-throated Scrubwren (Image ID 34797)
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
William Betts
Viewed: 26
Large-billed Scrubwren (Image ID 34795)
Large-billed Scrubwren
William Betts
Viewed: 26

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.