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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Painted Finch (Image ID 27741)

    Painted Finch.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 43517)

    Azure Kingfisher.   Photographer: Michael Todd

  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 20852)

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Southern Boobook (Image ID 25534)

    Southern Boobook.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Black Swan (Image ID 21122)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Con Boekel

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

Silvereye (Image ID 46156)
Silvereye
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 40
Hardhead (Image ID 45963)
Hardhead
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 128
Rufous Treecreeper (Image ID 45953)
Rufous Treecreeper
Glenda Gore
Viewed: 156
White-faced Storm-Petrel (Image ID 45931)
White-faced Storm-Petrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 113
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 45833)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Allan Rose
Viewed: 144
Pheasant Coucal (Image ID 45823)
Pheasant Coucal
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 148
Plains-wanderer (Image ID 45758)
Plains-wanderer
Chris Young
Viewed: 209
Restless Flycatcher (Image ID 45746)
Restless Flycatcher
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 192
Orange Chat (Image ID 45691)
Orange Chat
Ian Colley
Viewed: 254
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 45617)
New Holland Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 234

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.