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Kookaburra - a larger kingfisher

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By Bernieh


Kookaburra - a larger kingfisher

Another regular visitor to our garden. This is often called the 'Laughing Kookaburra' as it is the one that makes the sound heard in the bush every sunrise and sunset. We also see the blue-winged kookaburras here, but they don't 'laugh'!



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great close up

15 Jan, 2009

 

Lovely Photo :)

15 Jan, 2009

 

I'm learning every day - I didn't know there were more kinds of Kookaburras.

15 Jan, 2009

 

I have a Canon Power Shot S2 IS and I find that it suits me perfectly. It takes great photos and videos and I've had it now for a couple of years. Haven't been able to get a shot of the blue-winged kookaburra though - they don't sit still for long I find.

15 Jan, 2009

 

Actually Marguerite I didn't know that they 'talk' differently - that is amazing.

15 Jan, 2009

 

He's a really pretty one.....yes very much like aKingfisher!

15 Jan, 2009

 

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be!

was the thing the went through my mind first...what is strange to me is that I learned that song in grade school in the US. We have no kookaburras.

17 Jan, 2009

 

My goodness that is right - I haven't actually thought about that song much since I left primary school (it was a standard!) I have to wonder though why on earth first graders would be learning it in the US. A bit of a stretch for such a young child considering you would have had no experience of them at all!

17 Jan, 2009

 

Ooooh my goodness, what a cutie pie !

27 Jan, 2009



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