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  • Red-browed Finch (Image ID 20676)

    Red-browed Finch.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 34836)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 21848)

    Greater Crested Tern.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • White-naped Honeyeater complex (Image ID 26185)

    White-naped Honeyeater complex.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Splendid Fairy-wren (Image ID 26538)

    Splendid Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Bill Harding

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

Recent Picks

Spinifexbird (Image ID 38488)
Spinifexbird
Chris Young
Viewed: 25
Musk Duck (Image ID 38452)
Musk Duck
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 17
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Image ID 38326)
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Judy Humphreys
Viewed: 43
Yellow-rumped Mannikin (Image ID 38316)
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 37
Unknown/not in list (Image ID 38289)
Unknown/not in list
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 48
Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 38287)
Great Crested Grebe
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 39
Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 38210)
Greater Crested Tern
David Newell
Viewed: 51
Star Finch (Image ID 38132)
Star Finch
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 51
Southern Emu-wren (Image ID 38081)
Southern Emu-wren
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 63
Crimson Chat (Image ID 38080)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 46

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