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Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae

Description:

The laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is a carnivorous bird in the kingfisher family Halcyonidae. Native to eastern Australia, The laughing kookaburra is a stocky bird of about 45 cm (18 in) in length, with a large head, prominent brown eyes, and a very large bill. The sexes look similar. They perch on branches with a good view and wait for prey to pass by. When I was a child we often spent a day in the bush, with a bar-b-que for lunch, and on several occasions a kookaburra swooped down and took the meat off my plate!

Habitat:

Saw this one driving through semi-tropical rainforest

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 12, 2014
Submitted on Sep 27, 2014

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