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The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. It is generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown, and brown on the back and wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family.
The Kookaburra is not really laughing when it makes its familiar call. The cackle of the Laughing Kookaburra is actually a territorial call to warn other birds to stay away.
Canon 7D, EF150-500mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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laughing kookaburra, dacelo novaeguineae, australian, native bird, kingfisher, backyard, northern rivers

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  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Hahaaa! Great title and I would say “good catch”, but I wouldn’t want to irritate the bird. ;)

  • Many thanks, lol, he’s all bluff!

    – byronbackyard

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