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  • Zebra Finch (Image ID 35488)

    Zebra Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 32995)

    Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.   Photographer: Warren Wilson

  • Glossy Ibis (Image ID 30327)

    Glossy Ibis.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • White-necked Heron,White-faced Heron (Image ID 30877)

    White-necked Heron,White-faced Heron.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 29867)

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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 Falcon (Image ID 41136)
Brown Falcon
Graham Gall
Viewed: 34
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 41111)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Graham Gall
Viewed: 35
Great Egret (Image ID 41095)
Great Egret
Yolande Lebreux
Viewed: 33
Splendid Fairy-wren (Image ID 41086)
Splendid Fairy-wren
Philip Karstadt
Viewed: 19
Australian King-Parrot (Image ID 40977)
Australian King-Parrot
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 88
Laughing Kookaburra (Image ID 40974)
Laughing Kookaburra
Graham Gall
Viewed: 68
Striated Grasswren (Image ID 40966)
Striated Grasswren
Michael Todd
Viewed: 64
Gibberbird (Image ID 40906)
Gibberbird
David Newell
Viewed: 54
Inland Dotterel (Image ID 40903)
Inland Dotterel
David Newell
Viewed: 47
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 40889)
Pacific Black Duck
Graham Gall
Viewed: 69

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.