king of the bush

biggest of the kingfishers and their laughter is contagious! thank you for the many thoughtful comments on my photos, I read and appreciate every one. this is named the laughing kookaburra
Wow! Fabulous! Fav.
posted December 19th, 2017  
So unique. How's the laugh?
posted December 19th, 2017  
Super capture
posted December 19th, 2017  
FAVtastic :)
posted December 19th, 2017  
Super capture of this handsome fellow :)
posted December 19th, 2017  
@alophoto have you heard one laughing before? I wake to them every single morning and never tire of the sound :)
posted December 19th, 2017  
Wow...super capture of this neat bird...nice focus
posted December 19th, 2017  
Never. One day perhaps!:)
posted December 19th, 2017  
Beautiful bird and capture...Fav
posted December 19th, 2017  
A lovely shot -- as a child ( many many years ago ) I used to collect picture cards which were found in the Brook Bonds tea packets There were different series - eg British - Animals , birds , fish , reptiles , and the same of the World ! I remember getting this Australian bird and I was intrigued by its Australian name and more so that this bird laughed and wondered what he sounded like ! Those cards were a marvellous form of learning about Natural history in those days !!
posted December 19th, 2017  
@alophoto @beryl whenever I hear them on youtube it's exactly what they sound like, but at the same time it's nothing like how they sound when they are out wild in trees that are quite separated from each other and a good distance away. It sounds just loud and noisome up close in an enclosure. laugh kookaburra laugh, gay your life must be :)
posted December 19th, 2017  
@beryl @alophoto oh I meant to attach this youtube so you could hear them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Op4PZzwwU&ab_channel=ave001
posted December 19th, 2017  
Hahaha...love it!
posted December 19th, 2017  
A great capture of this beautiful bird. Love the lighting too. Fav.
posted December 19th, 2017  
Interesting looking bird.
posted December 19th, 2017  
One of my favourite, often first thing in the morning, fav
posted December 20th, 2017  
Awesome capture.
posted December 20th, 2017  
good detail, focus, and DoF
posted December 20th, 2017  
what a beauty, love the branch & bokeh too..
posted December 20th, 2017  
I love this bird. Beautiful capture.
posted December 20th, 2017  
Great shot
posted December 20th, 2017  
Beautiful kookaburra
posted December 21st, 2017  
My, what a beak!
posted December 21st, 2017  
I never knew a kookaburra was a king fisher! Huge fave! We used to sing 5he song of the kookaburra in grammar/elementary school.
posted December 22nd, 2017  
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