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Kookaburra


Kookaburra
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-12 2:51
Viewed: 1897
Points: 4
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This is from my visit to Australia. Been to quite a few rainforest and they are amazing with abundance of fauna and flora.

This one is the kookaburra who I found it in a Brisbane town. The bird has grown a tastebud of having chicken drumstick. Hope you like the capture.

Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, which grow to between 2842 cm (1117 in) in length. The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, onomatopoeic of its call. The single member of the genus Clytoceyx, commonly referred to as the Shovel-billed Kookaburra, is treated in a separate article.
The kookaburra's loud call sounds like echoing human laughter. Kookaburras are not closely associated with water. They are found in habitats ranging from humid forest to arid savanna, as well as in suburban areas with tall trees or near running water.

Kookaburras are carnivorous. Kookaburras are known to eat the young of other birds, mice, snakes, insects and small reptiles. In zoos they are usually fed food for birds of prey. The most social birds will accept handouts from humans and will take meat from barbecues. It is generally not advised to feed kookaburras meat regularly as it does not include calcium and other nutrients essential to the bird. Remainders of mince on the bird's beak can fester and cause problems.
They are territorial, except for the Rufous-bellied, which often live with their young from the previous season. They often sing as a chorus to mark their territory.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-12 6:32]

Hi Sujoy,an excellent capture of this very rare guest of TN,truly nice despite the difficult light and location on the ground,a nice memory of your australian trip.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Sujoy, Great catch of this Kookaburra in his/her feeding moment. I hope he/she will not choke on this chicken bone. Nice composition with nice light along with details. Thank for sharing
Anna

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