Ha ha ha!!!

© Julie Robinson

Ha ha ha!!!

Uploaded: October 05, 2006

Description

The Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. This large member of the kingfisher family measures 40 - 45 cm in length. It is generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown, and brown on the back and wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face.
The chuckling voice that gives this species its English name is a common and familiar sound throughout the bird's range. The loud 'koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-kaa-kaa-kaa' is often sung in a chorus with other individuals. The Kookaburra also has a shorter 'koooaa', which is normally given when accompanied by other members of its family group.
Taken in my garden yesterday~animals~

Comments

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 05, 2006

Well..I'm singing 'koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-kaa-kaa-kaa' already. LOL. Julie, I just want to reach out and hold this cute little bird. Nice details on his/her feathers. #534416

Julie Robinson October 05, 2006

Ha ha ha!!!



Ray & Audrey Clarke

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member since: 3/30/2005 I loved seeing these birds when I visited Australia Julie, I love the quizical look this one has (ac)
10/5/2006 12:04:21 AM


Evy Johansen

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member since: 6/16/2002 Gorgeous image, Julie!!

10/5/2006 12:05:31 AM


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Revonda L. Gentry October 05, 2006

So cute!! I love the expression you captured!! Great colors, clarity and composition! #3409155

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 05, 2006

I love these birds, great capture, Julie! #3409159

Dan Holm level-classic October 05, 2006

VRY cute capture, Julie!! Excellent composition on this! #3409165

David L. Luchowski October 05, 2006

Great capture.When I was a youngster (long time ago) we sang a song about a Kookabura.Well done,Julie. #3409171

Julie Robinson October 05, 2006

For David-
Kookaburra sits in the old gumtree
merry merry king of the bush is he
laugh kookaburra laugh kookaburra
gay your life must be #3409184

Renee Doyle October 05, 2006

Doesn't this just bring a smile to your face!!!! Wonderful capture of this lovely kookaburra Julie!!!! #3409216

Lani J October 05, 2006

LOL! What a great capture, Julie! Beautiful composiition, wonderful framing and such a cooperative subject :o) #3409268

Lorraine A. Cook October 05, 2006

I'm a bird lover so you know how I feel about this photo, Julie!!<:))

Beautiful plumage...gorgeous POV, my friend!<:)) #3409291

Kerby Pfrangle October 05, 2006

Great detail and wonderful closeup of this bird. #3409321

Glenn E. Urquhart October 05, 2006

Excellent wild life capture, Julie!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3409354

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 05, 2006

Great colors, details and composition, Julie!!
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Paul Michko October 05, 2006

Wonderful capture, Julie. #3409426

Alan L. Borror October 05, 2006

Beautiful capture, Julie! #3409488

Donald K. Cherry October 05, 2006

Wow, wonderfully seen and captured, Julie! #3409539

Manuel Barrera October 05, 2006

Loved the facts, and a great capture, Julie. #3409584

Carol Sawyer October 05, 2006

Oh what a cute capture,Julie!!!! #3409607

Margaret Sikora October 05, 2006

A great shot of my Favourite Bird Julie,have a good week. #3409616

Richard D. Cox October 05, 2006

Nice closeup. I need to get down to Australia some day. #3409683

William C. Raco level-classic October 05, 2006

Excellent photo and narrative
Well done, Julie!

Bill #3409722

Jenny Bosmans October 05, 2006

Gorgeous portrait of this beautiful bird, Julie! There's one at Planckendael Zoo over here too, but not in our gardens unfortunately! :) #3409783

Judyann Plante October 05, 2006

Fantastic capture, Julie!

Judyann ><> #3409822

Chris Ebben October 05, 2006

Great close-up, I like it looking straight into the camera. Well taken=^..^= #3410008

Husain Akhtar October 05, 2006

Terrific composition and image my friend! Very well studied indeed! #3410017

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 05, 2006

Just love learning new things....great shot! #3410025

Carla Metzler October 05, 2006

Wonderful capture, Julie. #3410176

Lynne Morris October 05, 2006

What a wonderful image Julie and great to get the information about this gorgeous bird. #3410323

Nadya Johnson October 05, 2006

How cool to see this fellow in your garden! A wonderful shot, Julie! I just love that expression on this face! Great work! #3411404

Leonard Pierce October 05, 2006

Very beautiful and informative presentation Julie, extremely well done!! #3411572

Karen Engelbreth October 05, 2006

WOW - wonderful image, Julie! #3411801

Aimee S. McMaster October 05, 2006

....simply precious...wonderful capture Julie...Aimee #3412168

Nadine A. Lewis October 05, 2006

Julie, I absolutely love this capture!!! Very well done!

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October 05, 2006

You know, the background looks so terrific, it matches this magnificent bird's aqua feathers! I can't believe how pretty he is and you did an amazing job!!! Hat's off to you, Julie!!! Love the cute story too. I'm saving this on my bookmark!!! #3412587

Tarun Bose October 06, 2006

Excellent capture of this lovely bird. Thanks for the lovely description. Well done my dear Julie. #3415596

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 06, 2006

Nice capture and information on your native bird. I grew up with my mom singing a Kookaburra song to me. She and my dad married in Australia while he was studying there. #3417143

Tracey R. Hart October 06, 2006

I love this shot!! He's so cute. I'm soooo glad you put the words to the song on for David, I instantly went back to elementary school music class but couldn't remember the words. Now I don't have to search the net for them! ;) #3417516

Derek D. Dafoe October 07, 2006

Great shot Julie !! You live in a place I have always wanted to visit!! Hopefully I will get there someday, but until then I will enjoy your pictures from the other side of the world !! #3417868

Carolyn J. Connolly October 09, 2006

A really WONDERFUL capture of this BEAUTIFUL kooka...and EXCELLENT description of its breed, Julie!! :o) Now I've got that kookaburra song going around in my head, though - LOL!! ;o) I LOVE to hear the kookas' raucous singing in the morning - it's just SO-O Aussie, isn't it?!! :o) #3425260

Stan Lubach October 09, 2006

Adorable composition, Julie. Love the soft look and great color. #3427921

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