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.

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 97199 photographs, 2864 species covered!

Latest New Species Added:
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
Forsten's Megapode by Rob Hutchinson/Birdtour Asia on 01 November 2014
Nicobar Scops Owl by Jainy Kuriakose on 24 September 2014
Sulu Boobook by Rob Hutchinson/Birdtour Asia on 17 May 2014
Romblon Boobook by Rob Hutchinson/Birdtour Asia on 17 May 2014
Camiguin Boobook by Rob Hutchinson/Birdtour Asia on 17 May 2014
Golden-winged Laughingthrush by Nguyen Hoai Bao on 12 February 2014
Semipalmated Sandpiper by Jim Almond on 30 January 2014