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  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 34815)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Gouldian Finch (Image ID 28168)

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Black Swan (Image ID 35980)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 35585)

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Ringneck (Image ID 26389)

    Australian Ringneck.   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

Northern Shoveler (Image ID 36558)
Northern Shoveler
Con Boekel
Viewed: 75
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 36556)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 64
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 36547)
Dusky Woodswallow
Alan Burdett
Viewed: 72
Partridge Pigeon (Image ID 36546)
Partridge Pigeon
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 58
Russet-tailed Thrush (Image ID 36524)
Russet-tailed Thrush
Alison Bowling
Viewed: 59
Beach Stone-curlew (Image ID 36517)
Beach Stone-curlew
Con Boekel
Viewed: 66
Orange Chat (Image ID 36509)
Orange Chat
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 77
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 36503)
Red-necked Avocet
Jason Moore
Viewed: 72
Black-tailed Gull (Image ID 36491)
Black-tailed Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 71
Little Kingfisher (Image ID 36463)
Little Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 87

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.