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Laughing Kookaburra by KeldBach Laughing Kookaburra by KeldBach
A young Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) getting its first training lesson at the Copenhagen Zoo. It did quite well and seemed to enjoy the various exercises. The Kookaburra is native to Australia and belongs to the Kingfisher family. From Wiki [link]

The "Laughing Kookaburra" is known by its name for its "laugh" which it uses to establish territory amongst family groups. It can be heard at any time of day but most frequently shortly after dawn and after sunset to dusk.
One bird starts with a low, hiccupping chuckle, then throws its head back in raucous laughter: often several others join in. If a rival tribe is within earshot and replies, the whole family soon gathers to fill the bush with ringing laughter. Hearing kookaburras in full voice is one of the more extraordinary experiences of the Australian bush, something even locals cannot ignore; some visitors, unless forewarned, may find their call startling.






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opi8 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
really terrific shot!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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opi8 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
my pleasure!!!:thumbsup::)
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a Beauty!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Indeed he is. I hope to hear his laughing call some time :D
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