Hey there bird-loving artist! Did you know that there are hundreds of gorgeous photos of birds on Wikimedia Commons? And they are all free for you to use, although most require attribution to the photographer—a small price to pay.

Here are ten of my favorites. I chose these images especially for bird artists based on the clarity of the photos as well as more interesting perspectives and positions of the birds. Enjoy!

1. Bay-headed Bee-eater

Image: Wikimedia Commons

2. Lilac-breasted Roller

Image: Wikimedia Commons

3. Red-backed Shrike

Image: Wikimedia Commons

4. Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

Image: Wikimedia Commons

5. Lesson’s Motmot

Image: Wikimedia Commons

6. North Island Robin

Image: Wikimedia Commons

7. White-browed Scrubwren

Image: Wikimedia Commons

8. Yellow-legged Gull

Image: Wikimedia Commons

9. Superb Fairy Wren (Female)

Image: Wikimedia Commons

10. Seychelles Sunbird

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Found more great bird photos on Wikimedia Commons? Share the link in the comments below!

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