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The perfect birthday present from mother nature! The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. It is generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown, and brown on the back and wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family.
This was spotted in a pine tree near a dam in my backyard.
I happened to look up after hearing squabbling kookaburras while i was photographing another bird & saw this! I'm not sure if the mouse was still alive at this point!
Spotted on Jul 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 30, 2013
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