Laughing Kookaburras often become quite tame around humans and will readily accept scraps of meat. This ‘pre-processed’ food is still beaten against a perch before swallowing.
This one of a pair has repeatedly stolen goldfish out of the water-jar in my backyard. It sits in front of me in a tree and bashes the goldfish against the branch repeatedly and then manoeuvres to get it down its throat. He also has a way of looking entirely innocent of any wrong-doing or just avoids my gaze entirely!
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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