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Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae


It's a wee kingfisher what sounds like The Joker when it laughs.


Found in Bendigo.


Since I'm a Yank, the first time I heard one of these screaming was...definitely memorable.

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nexttogone 6 years ago

Beautiful picture! I would love to see one of these. Thanks for the follow and for sharing this awesome find ")

MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Hahaha well he is wee compared to me! And I agree about the contagious laughter! It's so startling at first, but you can't help but smile and laugh along with them. Kookaburras are such charming little birds :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Good spotting Meredith. Not that wee. Actually it's the biggest member of the kingfisher family. So glad it called out for you. When they laugh it's contagious - especially with those fuzzy heads.

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -36.76, Long: 144.28

Spotted on Jul 15, 2010
Submitted on Oct 2, 2012

Spotted for mission

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