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  • Swamp Harrier (Image ID 20269)

    Swamp Harrier.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Western Bowerbird (Image ID 35486)

    Western Bowerbird.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Caspian Tern (Image ID 32499)

    Caspian Tern.   Photographer: Jill Wilson

  • Australian Ringneck (Image ID 39164)

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Diana Womersley

  • Galah (Image ID 36073)

    Galah.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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

Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 39859)
Red-necked Avocet
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 48
Slender-billed Thornbill (Image ID 39819)
Slender-billed Thornbill
Les George
Viewed: 41
Purple Heron (V) (Image ID 39798)
Purple Heron (V)
Les George
Viewed: 41
Chiming Wedgebill (Image ID 39741)
Chiming Wedgebill
Les George
Viewed: 43
Little Curlew (Image ID 39729)
Little Curlew
Les George
Viewed: 49
Masked Lapwing (Image ID 39682)
Masked Lapwing
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 61
Southern Boobook (Image ID 39676)
Southern Boobook
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 95
Red-capped Plover (Image ID 39671)
Red-capped Plover
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 91
Southern Boobook (Image ID 39658)
Southern Boobook
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 75
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 39657)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 64

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.