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  • Australian Ringneck

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Freckled Duck

    Freckled Duck.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Black-eared Cuckoo

    Black-eared Cuckoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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

Eungella Honeyeater (Image ID 33143)
Eungella Honeyeater
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 4
Banded Lapwing (Image ID 33129)
Banded Lapwing
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 26
Brown Booby (Image ID 33127)
Brown Booby
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 30
Australian Pelican (Image ID 33103)
Australian Pelican
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 34
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33090)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 19
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33016)
Dusky Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 38
Brown Booby (Image ID 33000)
Brown Booby
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 37
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Image ID 32996)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 53
Common Noddy, Silver Gull (Image ID 32967)
Common Noddy, Silver Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 42
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Image ID 32961)
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 34

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.