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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Image ID 19009)

    Wedge-tailed Shearwater.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 36432)

    White-plumed Honeyeater.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 22526)

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Black Kite (Image ID 31526)

    Black Kite.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Musk Lorikeet (Image ID 39163)

    Musk Lorikeet.   Photographer: Diana Womersley

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

Brown Songlark (Image ID 43595)
Brown Songlark
David Newell
Viewed: 25
Gibberbird (Image ID 43594)
Gibberbird
David Newell
Viewed: 36
Eastern Grass Owl (Image ID 43566)
Eastern Grass Owl
Michael Todd
Viewed: 35
Crimson Chat (Image ID 43555)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 44
Australasian Darter (Image ID 43544)
Australasian Darter
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 56
Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 43522)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Lucca Rodriguez Amorim
Viewed: 47
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43505)
Pacific Black Duck
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 67
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43502)
Pacific Black Duck
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 110
Australian White Ibis (Image ID 43501)
Australian White Ibis
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 71
Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 43458)
Comb-crested Jacana
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 63

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.