laughing kookaburra

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The local Kookaburras are very fond of this perch which is some distance from my home but conveniently at much the same height as my verandah, giving me a good look out to capture them. We are meant to have both the Laughing Kookaburra in this region and the Blue-winged Kookaburra and this one certainly has the mainly brown colouring of the Laughing variety.

They should be easy to distinguish as they have quite distinct heads, the Laughing has the dark eye patch and dark eye and the Blue a streaked head and white eye, and while the Laughing has a little blue on the shoulders and wings the Blues in my bird book have bright blue on rumps, tails and wings. My problem is that many of the local kookaburras seem to have the head of the Laughing but the body blue of the Blues .. ! You can see what I mean in this recent post!


One thought on “laughing kookaburra

    iseebeautyallaroundbyrobpaine said:
    September 17, 2013 at 3:44 am

    great photo great details!

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