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Early-Winter Downunder: a regular Garden Visitor

The Laughing Kookaburra



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What bird is that?

20 Jun, 2010

 

This is the Laughing Kookaburra, Drc, - Dacelo novaeguineae. It's a member of the Kingfisher family and it's the most commonly seen bird where I live. Our area has a family of these lovely birds living here so we get to hear them and see them every day.

20 Jun, 2010

 

I always forget because for some reason I expect this bird to be bigger!

20 Jun, 2010

 

The one in the photo is still a juvenile, Drc, so it's not as big as it will eventually be. They do grow to be around 47 cms tall.

20 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks

20 Jun, 2010

 

I saw that and wondered what it was, then thought that it sort of looked like a kingfisher - it has the same general body type as the belted kingfishers that live around here. I guess I'm not as clueless about birds as I thought I was!

20 Jun, 2010

 

brilliant photo

20 Jun, 2010

 

Lauram ... you were spot on! It's our largest kingfisher.

Thanks Yorkshire. It's easy to get good photos of the kookaburras around here. They make great subjects and are quite happy to sit and pose.

20 Jun, 2010

 

Bernieh:

You are great at capturing bird pics! I always scare the birds off. lol! : > )

23 Jun, 2010



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