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Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae

Description:

The Laughing Kookaburra is a large carnivorous kingfisher native to Australia. Juvenile birds remain with their family group for up to a year until they reach maturity, and they will often help raise the next brood of siblings. These two birds are patiently perching, watching out for lizards. Check out the whole series!

Habitat:

Backyard with rockery, with plenty of lizards to prey on.

Notes:

These 2 birds are daily visitors to a Sydney North Shore backyard, where they find plenty of lizards to supplement their diet. They eventually caught a skink, but I missed that shot as my patience did not equal theirs. As I write this post these two are still visiting daily, the smaller one having now almost reached the second one's size.

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15 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Glad you liked them Ali :-)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

So Cute!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thank you Nishant!

Nishant
Nishant 7 years ago

Beautiful series!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thanks Hema!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lovely!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thanks again Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Lovely series Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

They're very likable :-) The rocky areas in the garden make a great habitat for lizards and insects, which keeps them coming back.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

I love these birds!..so nice for your aunt to have them visiting her backyard! :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thank you Leuba and outsidegirl0! The front-on shot was when they noticed the photographer... luckily they did not fly away.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Cute ! The one in Pic 3 (front-on) is the best !! :)

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 7 years ago

very cute DanielePralong

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Glad you like them Caleb! They were a lot of fun to observe.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

lovely image danielle!

DanielePralong
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DanielePralong

Seaforth, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Mar 31, 2014
Submitted on May 14, 2014

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