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20110301 Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

By Degilbo  
Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are large to very large (total length 2842 cm/11-17 in) terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, the name a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, which is onomatopoeic of its call. Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which is uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter good-natured, but rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the well-known Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae); and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-winged Kookaburra (D. leachii). They are generally not closely associated with water, and can be found in habitats ranging from humid forest to arid savanna, but also in suburban and residential areas near running water and where food can be searched for easily.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kookaburra

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kunal_seal 8 3 1 India
2 Mar 2011 2:01AM
thanx for sharing such information. and a nice capture too..

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2 Mar 2011 4:45AM
Thanks, Kunal!
TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 11:46AM
Very good image, well captured.
Tony

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