Oriental Bird Images


Welcome to Oriental Bird Images

This Database has been created by the Oriental Bird Club (OBC) to bring together photographs of as many bird species from the Oriental Region as possible. We hope this will provide both a useful tool for researchers and a splendid collection of photographs for anyone to browse.

All images in this Database have been provided by the photographers free-of-charge in furtherance of the aims of the OBC. The OBC is very grateful for their contribution. The photographers retain the copyright to their images. If you wish to use these photos for any purpose, you must obtain their permission first. If you have photographs which you are willing to contribute to the OBC Image Database, please email imagemaster@orientalbirdimages.org. Images should be of subspecies which occur in the Oriental Region. (Please note: This is not a permanent archive. Older images may be deleted as better ones become available.) For a list of missing species click here.


11 May 2015: Uploads are suspended pending a server migration

Corrections: To report an error, please email corrections@orientalbirdimages.org. Before suggesting a misidentification, please make very certain of your facts and give reasons. Please mention species, photographer, date and place. With newly-uploaded images, please allow 24-hours for our in-house checking process.

Why not test your ID skills in our Mystery Bird feature? To view a Random Bird Image from the Database click here. To check the answer and see further images of that species, click on the "Identity" button below the image.

An OBI search plugin for Firefox is available here.

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A beautiful collection of 99114 photographs, 2873 species covered!

Latest New Species Added:
Sichuan Bush Warbler by Per Alström on 05 May 2015
Great Nicobar Crake by Jainy Kuriakose on 02 May 2015
Tablas Drongo by Desmond Allen on 30 April 2015
Mindoro Scops Owl by Rob Hutchinson/Birdtour Asia on 21 April 2015
Bannerman's Shearwater by Kazuto Kawakami on 07 April 2015
Bryan's Shearwater by Kazuto Kawakami on 07 April 2015
Chestnut-breasted Partridge by Gaurav Kataria on 04 April 2015
Bar-tailed Lark by Yokesh Kesavabharathi on 21 March 2015
"Manui Fruit Dove" by Muhammad Iqbal on 10 January 2015
Stout-billed Cuckooshrike by Hanom Bashari on 15 December 2014