Laughing Kookaburra … different aspects

When observing Laughing Kookaburras it’s easy to overlook the beautiful combination of patterns, colours and shapes that come together in this iconic Australian bird.

Laughing Kookaburra, Wyndham Street Newstead, 25th June 2017




One response to “Laughing Kookaburra … different aspects

  1. Here is my tribe.

    One of the biggest issues for kookaburras is nesting sites. They love termite mounds. Unfortunately we don’t, and we tend to get the exterminators in when we see active termites.

    Last season my friendly lady kooka raised three chicks in a termite mound in an eucalypt in my front yard. The mound has since disintegrated, not least because my lady kooka hacked a huge hole in it.

    Since then she has been defending the tree fiercely. Any currawong which comes near gets nuked. But she’s ignoring the nest box that I attached to the tree. Maybe I should paint it the colour of a termite mound.

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