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  • Eurasian Coot (Image ID 21141)

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Banded Stilt (Image ID 19703)

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 24940)

    Grey-tailed Tattler.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 34243)

    Bar-tailed Godwit.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Musk Duck (Image ID 39936)

    Musk Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

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: 31
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

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