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Laughing Kookaburra I was thrilled to see this bird for the first time, didn't even know it existed. Hereby another member added to our collection of Kingfishers. Sorry for the industrial look, the fence was very dense. BestZOO,Dacelo novaeguineae,Geotagged,Laughing Kookaburra,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Laughing Kookaburra

I was thrilled to see this bird for the first time, didn't even know it existed. Hereby another member added to our collection of Kingfishers. Sorry for the industrial look, the fence was very dense.

    comments (5)

  1. Funny bird! Reminds me of a children's song:

    Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
    Merry, merry king of the bush is he
    Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
    Gay your life must be

    Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
    Eating all the gum drops he can see
    Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
    Leave some there for me

    Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
    Counting all the monkeys he can see
    Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
    That's not a monkey that's me
    Posted 8 years ago
    1. Please record a video of you singing it and add it to the specie :) Posted 8 years ago
      1. Like this?



        I've changed costume....
        Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
        1. Haha, that just made my day! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Don't know the song, and quite funny indeed!:) Posted 8 years ago

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The Laughing Kookaburra is a carnivorous bird in the kingfisher family Halcyonidae. Native to eastern Australia, it has also been introduced to parts of New Zealand, Tasmania and Western Australia. Male and female adults are similar in plumage, which is predominantly brown and white. A common and familiar bird, this species of kookaburra is well known for its laughing call.

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 21, 2012. Captured Apr 21, 2012 15:05 in Molenkampseweg, 5681 Best, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO2800
  • 105mm