Sunday, 3 January 2010

Laughing Kookaburra

The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is our largest Kingfisher (40 - 47cm). Its' call is a feature of the Australian landscape. The video and calls were recorded in our backyard when this family decided to stop for a little while. Altogether there were six birds in the group, luckily not all calling at once.

9 comments:

mick said...

Very nice. I've tried for months to get a video but I think the Willie Wagtails chased them all of.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick. Its not easy as it looks with video to much wind or cars going past all the time.

Wren said...

LOL - I'll bet all six at once would be a bit overpowering. Lucky you to get the video, and thanks for sharing it with us.

eileeninmd said...

A cool video thanks for sharing! I would love to hear them in person and I can just imagine what six of them would sounds like. Very cool!

Neil said...

Thanks Wren & Eileen glad you liked the video.

Amy said...

Wonderful sound, it's contagious! I've got the giggles.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

No wonder they're called "Laughing" Kookaburra. Their vocalizations really sounds like laughter.

Great video!

Kelly said...

haha! I really enjoyed listening to this video! They really sound like they are laughing. I like the call--it's quite loud!

Neil said...

Thanks everyone glad you liked the video