Kookaburra


I don't know if this is an old gum tree, but this king of the bush did seem to be quite merry. I heard him laughing. It's a rather odd sound. He was spotted at the Jackson Zoo.

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19 comments:

Olivier said...

un bel oiseau avec les feuilles de l'automne

cieldequimper said...

Salut toi ! :-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

He does seem to be laughing! I have heard these (in a zoo also) and remembered that they were rather loud.

Have a great week, mon amie!
Genie

Cezar and Léia said...

This little critter is adorable!
I would like to learn about birds, I'm not good to memorize their names!;)
Léia

Jim Klenke said...

How did you get inside the cage? I couldnt get a good bird shot for nothing at the zoo.

Kaori said...

I'm wondering the same thing as Jim! This is a fabulous angle! And now I've got that song in my head ;-D

Halcyon said...

I do not want to give away all my secrets... but here's how I got this one. I shot this through one of the holes in the fence. Then I cropped out the fence parts at home. It works better when you have a point and shoot as the lens is smaller and can fit through the fence openings better. But I did take this one with my big Nikon.

Lois said...

What a nice looking bird! I don't think I have ever seen one in person before.

Martha Z said...

I don't think I have ever seen one of these. I do remember the song from my childhood. I wonder if kids today know it.

mick said...

Sorry but it doesn't look like a gum tree to me :-( However, they sit anywhere and sing! A favorite perch are the electricity poles and wires right outside my house! Great photo!

EG Wow said...

I've only heard of kookaburra but never seen one...at least, I don't think I have ever seen one.

NatureFootstep said...

that´s really an oddlooking bird. :)

Jacob said...

I chewed on this for awhile and have decided it is indeed an old gum tree in an aviary at the Jackson Zoo...

Laughing, heh? Maybe he was crying to be fed? ;-)

Jack said...

I feel so inaequate when bloggers describe the birds they are showing. I can do robin and cardinal and pelican and then my bird knowledge drops off.

Randy said...

What a handsome fellow!

Hilda said...

I've never seen or heard a kookaburra, but I do love the name! :D

Thank you for the welcome back, Halcion! Missed you all so much! I hope you and your husband are doing well!

Hilda said...

Uh, Halcyon. Duh. Even my spelling's gone down the sewers…

VP said...

A good portrait with a great background.

Mike B. said...

I like the perspective- nice shot!