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Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are large to very large (total length 28–42 cm/11–17 in) terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, the name a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, which is onomatopoeic of its call.

Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter — good-natured, but rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the renowned Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae); and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-winged Kookaburra (D. leachii). They are generally not closely associated with water, and can be found in habitats ranging from humid forest to arid savanna, but also in suburban and residential areas near running water and where food can be searched for easily.
Photographed in my garden. Tasmania. Australia.

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  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

    How sweet Esther!! I love it!
    :-)

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    They’re such cute, funny birds : )
    Nice capture Esther!!!

  • Sally Ford
    Sally Fordover 3 years ago

    Love those little feet and smiling expression!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago


    1 Image per day 2011/07/27
    Perfect photography, well done!

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot Esther, superb!

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Great shot, Esther

  • Claire Walsh
    Claire Walshover 3 years ago

    Beautiful close up Esther.

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

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