Kookaburra by ulla


Kookaburras were brought in to Tasmania to eat snakes, kookaburras also eat native lizards and affect native birds.

"One of the big issues with kookaburras is they are really renowned nest robbers"

"If you've got a fairly isolated patch of habitat where you've got some native birds nesting and you get a family of kookaburras moving in, you can quickly lose those smaller birds."

Only found out recently they are a bit of a pest here... I still think they are lovely to photograph!
I wasn't aware they were pests either. We lived in Sydney for a while, and I had one who visited our deck rail on a regular basis. He would take food from my hand.
January 22nd, 2020  
@yorkshirekiwi I think that it's mainly in Tasmania it's an issue because there is a growing number of them here now... they are pretty curious and smart birds though...
January 22nd, 2020  
I hate how man has to interfere! I live on native kookaburra land and have such a huge array of small birds because this is where the kookaburra is supposed to be predating.
January 22nd, 2020  
We meddle very much! We bring plants and animals to areas where they destroy the native environment. Fortunately, our awareness is already growing.
January 22nd, 2020  
Yes I guess they are very good hunters ! Great shot !
January 22nd, 2020  
January 22nd, 2020  
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