Recent Gallery Updates


Massive update to the Bird Galleries
Added new photos and species from recent trip to Australia (changes made to about 200 species).
Updated the Passerine bird families to bring the taxonomy in line with the new Passerine volume of Birdlife International's "Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World" (del Hoya & Collar, 2016).
Updated the Australasian Bird Galleries to include the new species & photos from the recent Australia trip and bring them in line with the new taxonomy.


Updated/added the following pages :

Landscapes : Images from 2016 trips added to Australia, France & Spain

Amphibians : Cane Toad, Green-eyed Treefrog, Northern Barred Frog

Reptiles : Boyd's Forest Dragon, Water Dragon, Eulamprus tigrinus, Red-bellied Black Snake, Saw-shelled Turtle, Southern Blue Tongue, Eastern Water Skink, Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko, White's Skink

Monotremes : Duck-billed Platypus, Short-beaked Echidna
Marsupials : Tasmanian Devil, Common Wombat, Green Ringtail Possum, Coppery Brush-tailed Possum, Australian Spotted Cuscus, Rufous-bellied Pademelon, Bennett's Wallaby, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Musky Rat Kangaroo
Cetaceans :
Humpback Whale, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Carnivores : Australian Fur Seal


Updated/added the following pages :
Wildflowers : Globularia repens; Globularia bisnagarica; Snapdragon, Annual Rock-rose; Common Asphodel; White Asphodel; Asphodelus fistulosus; Xanthorrhoea australis; Xanthorrhoea platyphylla; Tree Aloe; Urospermum dalechampii; Tolpis barbata; Milk Thistle; Galactites tomentosa; Jersey Thrift;
Mallow Bindweed
; Grape Hyacinth


Updated/added the following pages :
Butterflies : Mountain Clouded Yellow; Southern Scarce Swallowtail; Common Swallowtail; Wall, Dingy Skipper
Crustaceans : Decapoda (crabs & Crayfish)

Orchids :
Common Bee Orchid; Woodcock Orchid; Sombre Bee Orchid; Fly Orchid; Lady Orchid; Dense-flowered Orchid; Elder-flowered Orchid; Black Vanilla Orchid; Cowslip Orchid; Pink Candy Orchid; White Spider Orchid; Banded Bee Orchid; Little Laughing Leek Orchid; Zebra Orchid
Iridaceae : Bearded Iris; Spanish Iris


Updated/added the following species :

Anatidae : Gadwall
Columbidae : Woodpigeon
Hirundinidae : Barn Swallow
Passeridae : House Sparrow
Turdidae : Whinchat

Mammals : Alpine Chamois; Alpine Marmot

Amphibians : Stripeless Tree Frog

Reptiles : Slow Worm; Large Psammodramus; Common Wall Lizard; Shingleback; Merten's Water Monitor; Estuarine Crocodile; Carpet Python; Boyd's Forest Dragon, Water Dragon


Updated/added the following species :
Ardeidae :
Purple Heron; Squacco Heron; Little Egret; Cattle Egret
Threskiornithidae : Glossy Ibis
Ciconiidae : White Stork
Recurvirostridae : Black-winged Stilt
Phoenicopteridae :
Greater Flamingo
Accipitridae : Egyptian Vulture; Western Marsh Harrier
Muscicapidae : Spotted Flycatcher


Updated/added the following species :
Laridae :
Audouin's Gull; White-winged Black Tern; Common Tern; Whiskered Tern
Motacillidae :
Yellow Wagtail; Tawny Pipit
Muscicapidae :
Pied Flycatcher
Sylviidae :
Cetti's Warbler; Western Subalpine Warbler; Melodious Warbler
Turdidae :
Common Nightingale
Fringillidae :
European Serin


Added 10 new species to the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family) galleries


Updated/added the following species :
Phasianidae :
Red Grouse; Ptarmigan
Petroicidae :
Western Yellow Robin; Scarlet Robin; White-breasted Robin; Lemon-bellied Flyrobin
Maluridae : Lovely Fairy-wren; Splendid Fairy-wren
Pardalotidae : Striated Pardalote

Mammals : Red Deer


Updated/added the following species :
Orthonychidae :
Rhipiduridae : Northern Fantail; Willie Wagtail; Arafura Fantail; Grey Fantail
Eupetidae : Eastern Whipbird
Monarchidae : Paperbark Flycatcher; Restless Flycatcher; Shining Flycatcher; Pied Monarch;
Leaden Flycatcher; Spectacled Monarch
Pachycelaphidae : Sandstone Shrike-thrush; Grey Whistler; Golden Whistler; Rufous Whistler


Updated the following species :
Acanthizidae :
Mountain Thornbill; Atherton Scrubwren; Western Gerygone; White-browed Scrubwren
Cuculidae : Pheasant Coucal
Campephagidae : Varied Triller; White-winged Triller; Barred Cuckoo-shrike; White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike; Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike


Updated the following species :
Ardeidae :
Pied Heron
Cacatuidae : Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Columbidae : Rose-crowned Fruit-dove


Pittidae : Rainbow Pitta
Motacillidae : Australasian Pipit
Redesigned main mammal index & created sub-indexes for major groups
Updated/added following species
Marsupials : Honey Possum; Red-legged Pademelon; Short-eared Rock Wallaby; Mareeba Rock Wallaby; Yellow-footed Antechinus; Torresian Striped Possum; Green Ring-tailed Possum
Lagomorphs : European Rabbit
Rodents : Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
Sloths & Anteaters : Northern Tamandua


Ciconiidae : Black-necked Stork
Threskiornithidae : Royal Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis; Straw-necked Ibis
Ardeidae : White-necked Heron; Great-billed Heron; Pied Heron; Little Egret; Pacific Reef Heron
Pelecanidae : Australian Pelican
Phalacrocoracidae : Little Pied Cormorant
Anhingidae : Australasian Darter
Podagridae : Papuan Frogmouth
Aegothelidae : Australian Owlet-nightjar
Cuculidae : Little Bronze-cuckoo; Brush Cuckoo; Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Rallidae : Purple Swamphen
Otidae : Australian Bustard
Burhinidae : Bush Stone-curlew; Beach Stone-curlew
Recurvirostridae : Pied Stilt
Charadriidae : Pacific Golden Plover; Lesser Sandplover; Masked Lapwing; Red-kneed Dotterel
Scolopacidae : Grey-tailed Tattler
Glareolidae : Australian Pratincole
Laridae : Whiskered Tern
Accipitridae : Black Kite; Little Eagle
Meropidae : Rainbow Bee-eater
Coraciidae : Oriental Dollarbird
Alcedinidae : Azure Kingfisher; Red-backed Kingfisher; Buff-breasted Paradise-kingfisher
Falconidae : Nankeen Kestrel
Cacatuidae : Red-tailed Black Cockatoo; Carnaby's Black Cockatoo
Psittacidae : Hooded Parrot; Northern Rosella; Elegant Parrot; Varied Lorikeet; Red-collared Lorikeet; Red-winged Parrot; Double-eyed Fig-parrot


: Magpie Goose
Anatidae : Plumed Whistling-duck; Wandering Whistling-duck; Radjah Shelduck; Green Pygmy-goose; Grey Teal
Podicipedidae : Australasian Grebe
Columbidae : Brown Cuckoo-dove; White-tipped Dove; Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon; White-quilled Rock-pigeon; Squatter Pigeon; Bar-shouldered Dove; Pacific Emerald Dove; Torresian Imperial-pigeon; Black-banded Fruit-dove; Rose-crowned Fruit-dove