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  • Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 28649)

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 31057)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 27325)

    New Holland Honeyeater.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australian Hobby (Image ID 29866)

    Australian Hobby.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Striated Pardalote (Image ID 30541)

    Striated Pardalote.   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

Grey Shrike-thrush (Image ID 35396)
Grey Shrike-thrush
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 26
Tahiti Petrel (Image ID 35375)
Tahiti Petrel
Rodney Appleby
Viewed: 15
Kermadec Petrel (Image ID 35325)
Kermadec Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 25
Lord Howe Woodhen (Image ID 35285)
Lord Howe Woodhen
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 16
Hardhead (Image ID 35283)
Hardhead
Les George
Viewed: 32
Chinstrap Penguin (Image ID 35267)
Chinstrap Penguin
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 11
Southern Cassowary (Image ID 35276)
Southern Cassowary
Gregory Cowle
Viewed: 33
White Tern (Image ID 35225)
White Tern
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 29
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35224)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 38
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Image ID 35218)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 25

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.