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Kookaburra


Kookaburra
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Copyright: jim stevens (jimbob) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (427)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm DX, HOYA 72mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-11 17:19
Viewed: 3201
Points: 4
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FACTS
Kookaburras live in forests.

Their feathers are brown, black, white and blue.

They eat snakes, lizards, frogs and fish.

Their call sounds like they are laughing.

Kookaburra are part of the group of birds called kingfishers. Kookaburras live in woodlands and open forests.

Diet:

In the wild, Kookaburras are known to be partial to the young of other birds and snakes, as well as insects and small reptiles. They can regularly be seen on suburban fencelines, feesting on plentiful skinks and any small reptile within their line of sight.
Behaviour:

The Kookaburra's noisy laughing call is one of the most recognisable of all of Australian Birds. Kookaburras raise a wild chorus of raucous laughter as they roost in the treetops at dusk. Kookaburras also spontaneously wake everyone within hearing as dawn breaks. They are sometimes known as the "bushman's clock."

The Kookaburra is a true icon of Australia. It is has a habit of feeding on snakes and lizards. The Kookaburra seizes snakes behind the head and kills them by dropping them from a height, or else carries them to a perch and batters them senseless against any nearby hard surface before swallowing them head first.

Like the Butcher Bird, the Kookaburra will also prey on the young of other birds, and will occasionaly raid farmyards for ducklings and baby chicks.

Thanks to : http://walkaboutpark.com.au

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Hi Jim,
I have chance for first critique such a nice shot and beautiful bird. It is very lovely with its colors and small feet.
Colors, details and eyes contact very well.
TFS, well done
Ahmet

Hi Jim. A very sharp photo of this kookaburra. It is well cropped with good colours. We have these birds eating worms on the back lawn but i never get a photo as sharp as this one. Congratulations. Murray.

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