What a Handsome Bird: Laughing Kookaburra

15 Dec
Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

One of the most striking-looking Australian native birds is the Laughing Kookaburra. They are quite strong-looking, even masterful…

They are highly intelligent and have wonderful vision. Clean, too: I often see them bathing in the local park, underneath the bubbler and tap area where cool,  fresh water collects.


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18 Responses to “What a Handsome Bird: Laughing Kookaburra”

  1. Julie Sopetrán December 15, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    Unknow in Spain? Beatiful bird!

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp December 15, 2014 at 8:05 am #

      Probably, Julie! They’re identifiably Australian!

    • davidprosser December 15, 2014 at 8:57 am #

      If you have the Kingfisher in Spain Julie, they’re related.

  2. roamingpursuits December 15, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    Pretty plumage!

  3. davidprosser December 15, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Very pretty chap isn’t he. Related to the European Kingfisher, and look very much like them except in colour of course.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  4. fluidicthought December 15, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Wonderful photograph Margaret 🙂 These guys seem to quite like their photograph being taken. When I was living on the farm, we loved having them around. They are great snake killers. We would need to kill the red bellied black snakes that found their way inside the house, so we would hang the snake carcase over the wire fence and in a few minutes a kookaburra would swoop down and take it.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp December 15, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      Oh, I shuddered when I read about the snakes in the house…. How useful, though, to have the Kookaburras around! They seem to pose for the camera! I’ve taken many photographs of them in recent times. Very glad you liked this one, and thanks for commenting!

  5. john flanagan December 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    ..and cheeky devils, too..they used to raid my breakfast table and swipe the sausages and bacon if i as much as turned my head for one second..but i do love them.
    Thank you, Margaret, for sharing this.
    Best Wishes

  6. jmsabbagh December 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Exceptional bird.Wishing you a wonderful season of joy.

  7. kiaman2012/Greg December 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    Excellent capture of this striking bird! 🙂

  8. victoriabenchley December 18, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    He has character!

  9. agenda19892010 July 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

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