Bird Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

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Common Name: Laughing Kookaburra

Scientific Name: Dacelo novaeguineae

Order: Coraciiformes

Family: Halcyonidae

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Distribution: Eastern Australia, introduced to Tasmania, Western Australia and New Zealand, where they are considered a pest

Habitat: Woodland

Field Notes: A stocky bird of about 45 cm (18 in) in length, with a large head, a prominent brown eye, and a very large bill. The sexes are very similar, although the female averages larger and has less blue to the rump than the male. They have a white or cream-coloured body and head with a dark brown stripe through each eye and more faintly over the top of the head. The wings and back are brown with sky blue spots on the shoulders. The tail is rusty reddish-orange with dark brown bars and white tips on the feathers. The heavy bill is black on top and bone coloured on the bottom.

 
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Apparently these are a big pest in Tassie, where they are not native.
 

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Nice Pics Auscraft!

Thanks fellas for the updates I will edit the original post.
 

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Amazing pictures guys, I so need a new Camera!
 

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I don’t have a SLR with a big zoom, so it’s difficult to get close to many animals; but on the weekend I found a particularly cooperative kooka’

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Great pics, folks!
I have about 5 or 6 of these at my place, the noise gets a bit much sometimes but I love seeing them fly past the dunny window with a rat or mouse in their beak.. Has happened a few times now :)
 
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Some lovely shots there guys, a number of years ago i was lucky enough to find these hatchlings in a tree hollow at head height, i had to wait for mum to bugger off so i could quickly grab a few shots.
 

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This one frequents our house for a feed of mince. We're careful not to make him (?) reliant on us for food, but he's fairly tame.
 

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Here's a couple of photos I took whilst camping in Deep Creek Conservation Park in South Australia.

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