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  • White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Image ID 34737)

    White-bellied Sea-Eagle.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Noisy Friarbird (Image ID 42041)

    Noisy Friarbird.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Great Cormorant (Image ID 38601)

    Great Cormorant.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Pacific Black Duck,Pied Stilt (Image ID 24271)

    Pacific Black Duck,Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 42134)

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   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

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 42501)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Edward Mikucki
Viewed: 29
Whistling Kite (Image ID 42472)
Whistling Kite
Jamie Davies
Viewed: 23
Pheasant Coucal (Image ID 42476)
Pheasant Coucal
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 21
American Golden Plover (V) (Image ID 42455)
American Golden Plover (V)
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 41
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 42433)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 39
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Image ID 42172)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 112
Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 42155)
Sooty Oystercatcher
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 92
Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 42121)
Australian Wood Duck
Antony Nya
Viewed: 110
Red Wattlebird (Image ID 42069)
Red Wattlebird
George Pergaminelis
Viewed: 171
Laughing Kookaburra (Image ID 41958)
Laughing Kookaburra
Peter Lightowler
Viewed: 117

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.