I get woken up (way too early I should add) by a variety of bird calls, but the laughing kookaburra certainly seems the loudest! Luckily I enjoy seeing a kookaburra in my garden so I don’t complain, well not too much anyway!
I have quite a few laughing kookaburra images to share and I’ve finally gotten around to creating my first kookaburra greeting card on Zazzle from one of my recent visits from a kookaburra.
As you know from earlier posts I do love birds and I have a variety of them residing in the trees around me from Turtle Spotted Doves to Rainbow Lorikeets, Australian Magpies to Kookaburras and many more. The Kookaburra is certainly loud enough to herald his presence, but I don’t catch a glimpse of him as often as the others.
Occasionally he’ll grace me with his presence, sometimes fleetingly and sometimes it’s as though he’s decided he wants to be a model as you can see here –
He really did seem to want to make sure I got all of his sides, didn’t he? Definitely a model bird in the making!
After a while he seemed tired of my pool fence and flew up into one of the trees bordering my garden where he preened for the cameras for a little longer. One of those photographs is the one I’ve made this blank greeting card from –
Laughing Kookaburra Greeting Card
As you can see from his profile our Laughing Kookaburras belong to the kingfisher family.
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6 thoughts on “Laughing Kookaburra Pictures”
How utterly charming to see your photos of the Kookaburra bird as it’s a bird native to your side of the world and one I’d never otherwise see in my own backyard. Always so interesting to learn about wildlife native to other countries.
I gather it received it’s name from the ‘laughing’ sound it makes. I read where it makes this ‘call’ (laugh) around sunrise and/or sunset, so I can see why it woke you early!
My only knowledge of the ‘kookaburra’ before reading this article was from your old nursery rhyme “Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree”. I will now have that tune playing in my head all day! LOL.
At 4.30 in the morning it often beats our neighbor’s rooster in the waking up stakes! It is beautiful though and I’d miss it if I didn’t get woken up to it 🙂
Beautiful! Gorgeous! I love him!!! I have only seen Kookaburras in the zoo, but I have always adored them. Clearly, I need to visit New Zealand myself. So many beautiful and unique creatures. I would love to wake to the “laugh” of the Kookaburra.
The Kookaburra is in Australia Cynthia, but I may share some Tui photos (a Kiwi bird) that I took when I was in New Zealand at a later date because they are another gorgeous bird.
I love that bird, but I’m glad you are the one that gets to listen to it sing in the morning.
Yes, my mum used to complain about their ‘noise’ waking her up, but she’s quite used to them when she visits now 🙂