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  • Restless Flycatcher (Image ID 22627)

    Restless Flycatcher.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian White Ibis (Image ID 28743)

    Australian White Ibis.   Photographer: Warren Wilson

  • Brown Quail (Image ID 33940)

    Brown Quail.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 25917)

    Spotted Pardalote.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Australasian Grebe (Image ID 19377)

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

This site contains many thousands of images of Australian birds submitted by our members, in galleries of various types.  Most images are submitted to the New Images gallery, and subsequently transferred to the Main Library.  Images must show clearly identificable birds, and be of acceptable quality (reasonably sharp, well exposed); generally, the bird(s) should occupy a significant portion of the image, and should not be appreciably obscured.  The species that we will accept are those on the BirdLife Working List of Australian birds (excluding those species whose Population is shown as 'Domestic'); we have moved from the Christidis and Boles checklist that was used on our previous website.  We will accept pictures of hybrid birds - see the note in the Species selection area of the Submit Photo page.  We will not accept images of unknown birds which are possible aviary escapees, or domestic birds, as we are unable to clearly identify these; they are not on the list of accepted species.

Images may be submitted to a special Slides gallery; these are used in the slideshow on the home page and some other pages of the site.  The gallery description (which appears when you select that gallery to submit the image to) contains details of the stricter requirements for those images.

Images may also be submitted to our Current Competition galleries, when a competition is open for entries.  Entries to previous competitions are retained for viewing in Previous Competition galleries.

There are two special galleries, which contain selected images from all submissions; these are the Premier Bird Images gallery and the Bird Identification gallery.  There are also two galleries for images that are not regular bird photos - the Creative Images gallery and the Science & Conservation gallery.  The side-menu items here will provide more detail on these galleries.

Finally, the images used in Previous Bird Identification Challenges are available in a set of Previous ID Challenge galleries.

Recent Picks

Northern Shoveler (Image ID 36558)
Northern Shoveler
Con Boekel
Viewed: 75
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 36556)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 64
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 36547)
Dusky Woodswallow
Alan Burdett
Viewed: 72
Partridge Pigeon (Image ID 36546)
Partridge Pigeon
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 58
Russet-tailed Thrush (Image ID 36524)
Russet-tailed Thrush
Alison Bowling
Viewed: 59
Beach Stone-curlew (Image ID 36517)
Beach Stone-curlew
Con Boekel
Viewed: 66
Orange Chat (Image ID 36509)
Orange Chat
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 77
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 36503)
Red-necked Avocet
Jason Moore
Viewed: 72
Black-tailed Gull (Image ID 36491)
Black-tailed Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 71
Little Kingfisher (Image ID 36463)
Little Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 87

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