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Laughing Kookaburra family

Dacelo novaeguineae

Notes:

This family of kookaburras visited my yard yesterday morning. The first three shots are of the youngster - you can tell it's a juvenile from the short beak, white marks on the wings and the fluffy white head. He hadn't quite found his voice yet and kept making these sick warbling sounds instead of the 'proper' kookaburra laugh. He was trying so hard!!!! : ) Shots 4&5 show Mum and Dad watching over him protectively from a nearby tree, and the last shot shows all three of them together on the fence.

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17 Comments

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Wonderful set of pictures! And a cool, but strange, looking bird

marirs
marirs 6 years ago

lovely series

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Beautiful family portrait series!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

absolutely gorgeous spotting, Shanna...

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Fantastic :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Thanks for your notes on this spotting too, Shanna. I didn't know about any of the juvenile's physical characteristics. I'll be more observant next time is see them. Cheers.

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Thank you everyone. I love kookaburras, but this little one was especially cute. Such a fuzzy head!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Great shots Shanna

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

I adore this series :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Nice series Shanna :)

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Very nice.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Great set of family pics Shanna. Love the fuzz head.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Yep. A favourite. Awesome photos, Shanna. Heaps around my place at the moment. I suspect a territory dispute is underway, but regardless, I love to see them.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Yes, the chick is irresistible :-)

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Thank you Mac and Daniele! A delightful little family. : )

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Lovely series Shanna!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Very handsome Shanna, nice pic.

ShannaB
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ShannaB

Mount Coolum, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 19, 2014
Submitted on Jan 20, 2014

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