Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist
Galah having a drink Galahs on a communications aerial - Australian birds
Three galahs - Australian birds

Bird photos and bird calls of Australia are the main features of this site. You’ll find pictures of more than 600 different Australian birds together with a range of images of the flora, fauna and environment - just a small sample from my huge photo library.

Not just high quality pictures (some say the best!) there’s heaps more - it would take many hours just to listen to the bird sound. And easy to navigate - no ads or other nonsense. If you need to tell crows from ravens, where to find all the grasswrens or more about cuckoos, thornbills and other hard to identify groups like egrets and many of our rarer species, simply look, read and listen. For you keen photographers and the artistically inclined, the Top Shots section highlights many of my favourite pictures in greater detail.

The low resolution JPEG images in the library are simply for reference and not intended or suitable for publication. Download them for personal use if you wish but they should not be exhibited in the public domain or used on other websites without my permission. For all types of reproduction or publication I supply hi-res images by email or by CD in the post. Please use the contact page to let me know your requirements. If I’m not in the field, I can offer same day service for urgent requests.

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You'll find photographs for the following birds in my photo library along with photos of other subjects.

Apostlebird
  Apostlebird
Avocet
  Red-necked Avocet
Babbler
  Chestnut-crowned Babbler
  Grey-crowned Babbler
  Hall's Babbler
  Red-breasted Babbler
  White-browed Babbler
Baza
  Pacific Baza
Bee-eater
  Rainbow Bee-eater
Bellbird
  Bellbird
  Crested Bellbird
Black-Cockatoo
  Baudin's (Long-billed) Black-Cockatoo
  Carnaby's (Short-billed) Black-Cockatoo
  Glossy Black-Cockatoo
  Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
  Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Blackbird
  Common Blackbird
Bluebonnet
  Bluebonnet
  Naretha Bluebonnet
Boatbill
  Yellow-breasted Boatbill
Boobook
  Southern Boobook
Booby
  Brown Booby
  Masked Booby
Bowerbird
  Golden Bowerbird
  Great Bowerbird
  Regent Bowerbird
  Satin Bowerbird
  Spotted Bowerbird
  Tooth-billed Bowerbird
  Western Bowerbird
Bristlebird
  Eastern Bristlebird
  Rufous Bristlebird
  Western Bristlebird
Bristlebird (Western race)
  Rufous Bristlebird (Western race)
Brolga
  Brolga
Bronze-Cuckoo
  Gould's Bronze-Cuckoo
  Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
  Little Bronze-Cuckoo
  Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Bronzewing
  Brush Bronzewing
  Common Bronzewing
  Flock Bronzewing
Brush-turkey
  Australian Brush-turkey
Budgerigar
  Budgerigar
Bulbul
  Red-whiskered Bulbul
Bushlark
  Horsfield's Bushlark
Bustard
  Australian Bustard
Butcherbird
  Black Butcherbird
  Black-backed Butcherbird
  Grey Butcherbird
  Pied Butcherbird
  Silver-backed Butcherbird
Button-quail
  Black-breasted Button-quail
  Little Button-quail
  Painted Button-quail
Buzzard
  Black-breasted Buzzard
Cassowary
  Southern Cassowary
Catbird
  Green Catbird
  Spotted Catbird
Chat
  Crimson Chat
  Orange Chat
  White-fronted Chat
  Yellow Chat
Chough
  White-winged Chough
Cicadabird
  Cicadabird
Cisticola
  Golden-headed Cisticola
  Zitting Cisticola
Cockatiel
  Cockatiel
Cockatoo
  Gang-gang Cockatoo
  Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
  Palm Cockatoo
  Pink Cockatoo
  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  White Cockatoo
Coot
  Eurasian Coot
Corella
  Little Corella
  Long-billed Corella
  Western Corella
Corellas compared
  Corellas compared
Cormorant
  Black Cormorant
  Black-faced Cormorant
  Great Cormorant
  Little Black Cormorant
  Little Pied Cormorant
  Pied Cormorant
Coucal
  Pheasant Coucal
Crake
  Australian Spotted Crake
  Baillon's Crake
  Spotless Crake
  Spotted Crake
  White-browed Crake
Crane
  Sarus Crane
Crow
  Little Crow
  Torresian Crow
Cuckoo
  Black-eared Cuckoo
  Brush Cuckoo
  Channel-billed Cuckoo
  Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
  Fan-tailed Cuckoo
  Oriental Cuckoo
  Pallid Cuckoo
Cuckoo-Dove
  Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Cuckoo-shrike
  Barred Cuckoo-shrike
  Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
  Ground Cuckoo-shrike
  Little Cuckoo-shrike
  White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Curlew
  Eastern Curlew
Currawong
  Black Currawong
  Black-winged Currawong
  Clinking Currawong
  Grey Currawong
  Pied Currawong
Darter
  Darter
Dollarbird
  Dollarbird
Dotterel
  Black-fronted Dotterel
  Hooded Dotterel
  Inland Dotterel
  Red-capped Dotterel
  Red-kneed Dotterel
Dove
  Bar-shouldered Dove
  Diamond Dove
  Emerald Dove
  Laughing Dove
  Peaceful Dove
  Rock Dove
Drongo
  Spangled Drongo
Duck
  Australian Wood Duck
  Black Duck
  Blue-billed Duck
  Burdekin Duck
  Freckled Duck
  Mountain Duck
  Musk Duck
  Pacific Black Duck
  Pink-eared Duck
  White-eyed Duck
Eagle
  Little Eagle
  White-bellied Sea Eagle
Eagle. ("Wedgie")
  Wedge-tailed Eagle. ("Wedgie")
Egret
  Cattle Egret
  Eastern Great Egret
  Eastern Reef Egret
  Intermediate Egret
  Little Egret
  Plumed Egret
  White Egret
Egrets
  A closer look at Egrets
Emu
  Emu
Emu-wren
  Mallee Emu-wren
  Rufous-crowned Emu-wren
  Southern Emu-wren
Fairy-wren
  Black and White Fairy-wren
  Blue and White Fairy-wren
  Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
  Lavender-flanked Fairy-wren
  Lovely Fairy-wren
  Purple-backed Fairy-wren
  Purple-crowned Fairy-wren
  Red-backed Fairy-wren
  Red-winged Fairy-wren
  Splendid Fairy-wren
  Superb Fairy-wren
  Turquoise Fairy-wren
  Variegated Fairy-wren
  White-winged Fairy-wren
Fairy-wrens
  W.A. females Fairy-wrens
Falcon
  Black Falcon
  Grey Falcon
  Little Falcon
  Peregrine Falcon
Falcon. ("Brownie")
  Brown Falcon. ("Brownie")
Fantail
  Arafura Fantail
  Grey Fantail
  Mangrove Grey Fantail
  Northern Fantail
  Rufous Fantail
Fernwren
  Fernwren
Fieldwren
  Rufous Fieldwren
  Striated Fieldwren
Fig-parrot
  Coxen's Fig-parrot
  Double-eyed Fig-parrot
Figbird
  Green Figbird
  Yellow Figbird
Finch
  Banded Finch
  Black-throated Finch
  Crimson Finch
  Double-barred Finch
  Gouldian Finch
  Long-tailed Finch
  Masked Finch
  Painted Finch
  Plum-headed Finch
  Red-browed Finch
  Star Finch
  Zebra Finch
Firetail
  Beautiful Firetail
  Diamond Firetail
  Red-eared Firetail
Flycatcher
  Broad-billed Flycatcher
  Brown Flycatcher
  Brown-tailed (Kimberley) Flycatcher
  Leaden Flycatcher
  Lemon-bellied Flycatcher
  Paperbark Flycatcher
  Restless Flycatcher
  Satin Flycatcher
  Shining Flycatcher
Friarbird
  Helmeted Friarbird
  Little Friarbird
  Noisy Friarbird
  Silver-crowned Friarbird
Frigatebird
  Great Frigatebird
  Lesser Frigatebird
Frogmouth
  Marbled Frogmouth
  Papuan Frogmouth
  Tawny Frogmouth
Fruit-dove
  Banded Fruit-dove
  Rose-crowned Fruit-dove
  Wompoo Fruit-dove
Galah
  Galah
Gerygone
  Brown Gerygone
  Dusky Gerygone
  Fairy Gerygone
  Green-backed Gerygone
  Large-billed Gerygone
  Mangrove Gerygone
  Western Gerygone
  White-throated Gerygone
Gibberbird
  Gibberbird
Godwit
  Bar-tailed Godwit
  Black-tailed Godwit
Goldfinch
  European Goldfinch
Goose
  Cape Barren Goose
  Domestic Goose
  Magpie Goose
  Maned Goose
Goshawk
  Brown Goshawk
  Grey Goshawk
  Red Goshawk
Grassbird
  Little Grassbird
  Tawny Grassbird
Grasswren
  Black Grasswren
  Carpentarian Grasswren
  Dusky Grasswren
  Eyrean Grasswren
  Grey Grasswren
  Kalkadoon Grasswren
  Rowley's Grasswren
  Rufous Grasswren
  Short-tailed Grasswren
  Striated Grasswren
  Thick-billed Grasswren
  Western Grasswren
  White-throated Grasswren
Grebe
  Australasian Grebe
  Great Crested Grebe
  Hoary-headed Grebe
  Little Grebe
Greenfinch
  Common Greenfinch
Greenshank
  Common Greenshank
Gull
  Black-tailed Gull
  Kelp Gull
  Pacific Gull
  Silver Gull
Hardhead
  Hardhead
Harrier
  Spotted Harrier
  Swamp Harrier
Hawk
  Crested Hawk
Heathwren
  Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
  Shy Heathwren
Heron
  Pacific Heron
  Pied Heron
  Striated Heron
  White-faced Heron
  White-necked Heron
Hobby
  Australian Hobby
Honeyeater
  Banded Honeyeater
  Bar-breasted Honeyeater
  Black Honeyeater
  Black-chinned Honeyeater
  Black-headed Honeyeater
  Blue-faced Honeyeater
  Bridled Honeyeater
  Brown Honeyeater
  Brown-backed Honeyeater
  Brown-headed Honeyeater
  Crescent Honeyeater
  Dusky Honeyeater
  Eungella Honeyeater
  Fuscous Honeyeater
  Golden-backed Honeyeater
  Graceful Honeyeater
  Grey Honeyeater
  Grey-fronted Honeyeater
  Grey-headed Honeyeater
  Kimberley Honeyeater
  Lewin's Honeyeater
  Macleay's Honeyeater
  Mangrove Honeyeater
  New Holland Honeyeater
  Painted Honeyeater
  Pied Honeyeater
  Purple-gaped Honeyeater
  Red-headed Honeyeater
  Regent Honeyeater
  Rufous-banded Honeyeater
  Rufous-throated Honeyeater
  Scarlet Honeyeater
  Singing Honeyeater
  Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
  Striped Honeyeater
  Strong-billed Honeyeater
  Tawny-breasted Honeyeater
  Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
  Varied Honeyeater
  Western White-naped Honeyeater
  White-cheeked Honeyeater
  White-eared Honeyeater
  White-fronted Honeyeater
  White-gaped Honeyeater
  White-lined Honeyeater
  White-naped Honeyeater
  White-plumed Honeyeater
  White-streaked Honeyeater
  White-throated Honeyeater
  Yellow Honeyeater
  Yellow-faced Honeyeater
  Yellow-plumed Honeyeater
  Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
  Yellow-throated Honeyeater
  Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
  Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Hylacola
  Chestnut-rumped Hylacola
  Shy Hylacola
Ibis
  Australian White Ibis
  Glossy Ibis
  Straw-necked Ibis
Jabiru
  Jabiru
Jacana
  Comb-crested Jacana
Jacky Winter
  Jacky Winter
Kestrel
  Nankeen Kestrel
Kingfisher
  Azure Kingfisher
  Collared Kingfisher
  Forest Kingfisher
  Little Kingfisher
  Red-backed Kingfisher
  Sacred Kingfisher
  Yellow-billed Kingfisher
Kite
  Black Kite
  Black-shouldered Kite
  Brahminy Kite
  Letter-winged Kite
  Square-tailed Kite
  Whistling Kite
Knot
  Great Knot
  Red Knot
Koel
  Eastern Koel
Kookaburra
  Blue-winged Kookaburra
  Laughing Kookaburra
Lapwing
  Banded Lapwing
Lapwing. ( "Spur Wing")
  Masked Lapwing. ( "Spur Wing")
Logrunner
  Australian Logrunner
Lorikeet
  Musk Lorikeet
  Purple-crowned Lorikeet
  Rainbow Lorikeet
  Red-collared Lorikeet
  Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
  Varied Lorikeet
Lousy Jack
  Lousy Jack
Lyrebird
  Superb Lyrebird
Magpie
  Australian Magpie
Magpie-lark
  Magpie-lark
Mallard
  Northern Mallard
Malleefowl
  Malleefowl
Mannikin
  Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
  Pictorella Mannikin
Martin
  Fairy Martin
  Tree Martin
Miner
  Bell Miner
  Black-eared Miner
  Noisy Miner
  Yellow-throated Miner
Mistletoebird
  Mistletoebird
Monarch
  Black-faced Monarch
  Frilled Monarch
  Pied Monarch
  Spectacled Monarch
  White-eared Monarch
Moorhen
  Dusky Moorhen
Myna
  Common Myna
  Indian Myna
Native-hen
  Black-tailed Native-hen
  Tasmanian Native-hen
Needletail
  White-throated Needletail
Night-Heron
  Nankeen Night-Heron
Nightjar
  Spotted Nightjar
  White-throated Nightjar
Noddy
  Black Noddy
  Common Noddy
Oriole
  Olive-backed Oriole
  Yellow Oriole
Osprey
  Eastern Osprey
Owl
  Barking Owl
  Eastern Barn Owl
  Powerful Owl
Owlet-nightjar
  Australian Owlet-nightjar
Oystercatcher
  Australian Pied Oystercatcher
  Sooty Oystercatcher
Pardalote
  Forty-spotted Pardalote
  Red-browed Pardalote
  Spotted Pardalote
  Striated Pardalote
  Yellow-rumped Pardalote
Parrot
  Australian King Parrot
  Blue-winged Parrot
  Bourke's Parrot
  Eclectus Parrot
  Elegant Parrot
  Golden-shouldered Parrot
  Ground Parrot
  Hooded Parrot
  King Parrot
  Mulga Parrot
  Orange-bellied Parrot
  Paradise Parrot
  Port Lincoln Parrot
  Red-cheeked Parrot
  Red-rumped Parrot
  Red-winged Parrot
  Regent Parrot
  Rock Parrot
  Superb Parrot
  Swift Parrot
  Turquoise Parrot
Parrot-Finch
  Blue-faced Parrot-Finch
Peafowl
  Indian Peafowl
Pelican
  Australian Pelican
Penguin
  Little Penguin
Petrel
  Black-winged Petrel
Pigeon
  Brown Pigeon
  Crested Pigeon
  Feral Pigeon
  Flock Pigeon
  Partridge Pigeon
  Pied Imperial (Torres Strait) Pigeon
  Plumed Pigeon
  Red Spinifex Pigeon
  Spinifex Pigeon
  Squatter Pigeon
  Topknot Pigeon
  White-headed Pigeon
  Wonga Pigeon
Pilotbird
  Pilotbird
Pipit
  Australasian Pipit
  Richard's Pipit
Pitta
  Noisy Pitta
  Rainbow Pitta
  Red-bellied Pitta
Plover
  Banded Plover
  Double-banded Plover
  Greater Sand Plover
  Grey Plover
  Hooded Plover
  Lesser Sand Plover
  Pacific Golden Plover
  Red-capped Plover
  Spurwinged Plover
Pratincole
  Australian Pratincole
Pygmy-goose
  Cotton Pygmy-goose
  Cotton Pygmy-goose
  Green Pygmy-goose
Quail
  Brown Quail
  Stubble Quail
Quail-thrush
  Chestnut Quail-thrush
  Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
  Cinnamon Quail-thrush
  Nullarbor Quail-thrush
  Spotted Quail-thrush
  Western Quail-thrush
Rail
  Buff-banded Rail
Raven
  Australian Raven
  Forest Raven
  Little Raven
  Western Raven
Redthroat
  Redthroat
Reed-Warbler
  Australian Reed-Warbler
Riflebird
  Magnificent Riflebird
  Victoria's Riflebird
Ringneck
  Mallee Ringneck
  Port Lincoln Ringneck
Robin
  Buff-sided Robin
  Dusky Robin
  Eastern Yellow Robin
  Flame Robin
  Grey-headed Robin
  Hooded Robin
  Mangrove Robin
  Pale-yellow Robin
  Pink Robin
  Red-capped Robin
  Rose Robin
  Scarlet Robin
  Western Yellow Robin
  White-breasted Robin
  White-browed Robin
  White-faced Robin
Rock Warbler
  Rock Warbler
Rock-Pigeon
  Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon
  White-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Rosella
  Adelaide Rosella
  Crimson Rosella
  Eastern Rosella
  Green Rosella
  Northern Rosella
  Pale-headed Rosella
  Western Rosella
  Yellow Rosella
Ruff
  Ruff
Sanderling
  Sanderling
Sandpiper
  Broad-billed Sandpiper
  Common Sandpiper
  Curlew Sandpiper
  Marsh Sandpiper
  Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
  Terek Sandpiper
  Wood Sandpiper
Scissors Grinder
  Scissors Grinder
Scrub-bird
  Noisy Scrub-bird
Scrub-robin
  Northern Scrub-robin
  Southern Scrub-robin
Scrubfowl
  Orange-footed Scrubfowl
Scrubtit
  Scrubtit
Scrubwren
  Atherton Scrubwren
  Large-billed Scrubwren
  Spotted Scrubwren
  Tasmanian Scrubwren
  White-browed Scrubwren
  Yellow-throated Scrubwren
Sea-eagle
  White-bellied Sea-eagle
Shearwater
  Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Shelduck
  Australian Shelduck
  Radjah Shelduck
Shoveler
  Australasian Shoveler
  Blue-winged Shoveler
Shrike-thrush
  Bower's Shrike-thrush
  Grey Shrike-thrush
  Little Shrike-thrush
  Rufous Shrike-thrush
  Sandstone Shrike-thrush
Shrike-tit
  Eastern Shrike-tit
  Northern Shrike-tit
  Western Shrike-tit
Silvereye
  Silvereye
Sittella
  Varied Sittella
Skylark
  Eurasian Skylark
Snipe
  Australian Painted Snipe
  Latham's Snipe
  Painted Snipe
Songlark
  Brown Songlark
  Rufous Songlark
Sparrow
  House Sparrow
Sparrowhawk
  Collared Sparrowhawk
Spinebill
  Eastern Spinebill
  Western Spinebill
Spinifexbird
  Spinifexbird
Spoonbill
  Royal Spoonbill
  Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Starling
  Common Starling
  Metallic Starling
Stilt
  Banded Stilt
  Black-winged Stilt
Stint
  Long-toed Stint
  Red-necked Stint
Stone-curlew
  Beach Stone-curlew
  Bush Stone-curlew
Stork
  Black-necked Stork
Sunbird
  Olive-backed Sunbird
Swallow
  Welcome Swallow
  White-backed Swallow
Swamphen
  Purple Swamphen
Swan
  Black Swan
  Mute Swan
Tattler
  Grey-tailed Tattler
  Wandering Tattler
Teal
  Chestnut Teal
  Grey Teal
Tern
  Black-naped Tern
  Bridled Tern
  Caspian Tern
  Common Tern
  Crested Tern
  Fairy Tern
  Gull-billed Tern
  Lesser Crested Tern
  Little Tern
  Roseate Tern
  Sooty Tern
  Whiskered Tern
  White-fronted Tern
  White-winged Black Tern
Thornbill
  Brown Thornbill
  Buff-rumped Thornbill
  Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
  Inland Thornbill
  Little Thornbill
  Mountain Thornbill
  Samphire Thornbill
  Slaty-backed Thornbill
  Slender-billed Thornbill
  Striated Thornbill
  Tasmanian Thornbill
  Yellow Thornbill
  Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Thornbill,Yellow v/s Weebill
  Thornbill,Yellow v/s Weebill
Thornbills
  Dark-eyed Thornbills
  Pale eyed Thornbills
Thrush
  Bassian Thrush
  Russet - tailed Thrush
Treecreeper
  Black Treecreeper
  Black-tailed Treecreeper
  Brown Treecreeper
  Red-browed Treecreeper
  Rufous Treecreeper
  White-browed Treecreeper
  White-throated Treecreeper
Triller
  Varied Triller
  White-winged Triller
Tropicbird
  Red-tailed Tropicbird
Turnstone
  Ruddy Turnstone
Turtle-Dove
  Laughing Turtle-Dove
  Spotted Turtle-Dove
Wagtail
  Eastern Yellow Wagtail
  Willie Wagtail
Warbler
  Speckled Warbler
Wattlebird
  Little Wattlebird
  Red Wattlebird
  Western Wattlebird
  Yellow Wattlebird
Wedgebill
  Chiming Wedgebill
  Chirruping Wedgebill
Weebill
  Weebill
Whimbrel
  Whimbrel
Whipbird
  Eastern Whipbird
  Western Whipbird
Whistler
  Brown Whistler
  Gilbert's Whistler
  Golden Whistler
  Grey Whistler
  Mangrove Golden Whistler
  Olive Whistler
  Red-lored Whistler
  Rufous Whistler
  White-breasted Whistler
Whistling-Duck
  Plumed Whistling-Duck
  Wandering Whistling-Duck
White-eye
  Yellow White-eye
Whiteface
  Banded Whiteface
  Chestnut-breasted Whiteface
  Southern Whiteface
Wood Duck
  Australian Wood Duck
Woodswallow
  Black-faced Woodswallow
  Dusky Woodswallow
  Little Woodswallow
  Masked Woodswallow
  White-breasted Woodswallow
  White-browed Woodswallow