Oriental Bird Club Image Database Launched

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Subject: Oriental Bird Club Image Database Launched
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 05:32:30 +1000
Hi All,
It's finally about to be launched, after months of preparation we've
been given the go-ahead!

OBC Image Database Launched

Oriental Bird Club is pleased to announce that the OBC Image Database is
now fully functional. This is the first serious online attempt to
database images of birds found in the Oriental region*. We hope that
this growing, free to access collection of photographic images of wild
birds from the Oriental region will prove a useful reference tool for
researchers, as well as a highly enjoyable and interesting browsing
experience for birders.

All images in the Database are generously provided by the photographers
free-of-charge in furtherance of the aims of the OBC. The OBC is very
grateful for their contribution. The respective photographers retain
copyrights of the images. You must obtain their permission if you wish
to use any of the images. For contact details and other information
about the photographers, click on the 'Photographers' button in the

The development and maintenance of the OBC Image Database is sponsored
and hosted by and the OBC extends its gratitude for
their warm generosity.

The ultimate aim of the OBC Image Database is to assemble images of all
of the species in the Oriental Region in one archive. If you think you
can help by contributing photographs of species which are not yet in the
Database, please email one of the Imagemasters listed below.

Whilst every effort will be made to keep the Image Database as accurate
as possible, errors do occasionally creep in to any large project of
this kind. If you think there is a mistake in identification or
information, please contact the Imagemasters. While we believe that all
species in this Database have occurred naturally in the wild within the
Oriental region on at least one occasion, we do not guarantee that they
have all been accepted by the various countries' rarities commissions.

Please visit the OBC Image Database (see

Tom Tarrant

Vijay Cavale

Krys Kazmierczak

*The Oriental region is bounded by the Indus river and Pakistan in the
west through India and south-east Asia to the Wallacea line and East
Indonesia in the east; and from Mongolia, north-east Russia (E of 90°E)
and Japan in the north to the Lesser Sundas and Christmas Island in the

Oriental Bird Club, UK registered charity 297242, is for birders and
ornithologists around the world who are interested in birds of the
Oriental region and their conservation.

Tom and Marie Tarrant
Lot 10 (137) Watson Rd
Queensland 4520


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