Friday, March 16, 2012

Meet Australia's Kookaburras

Australia has two Kookaburra Species:

The Laughing Kookaburra made famous in poems, stories and song which in found in Southern and Eastern Australia.

The Blue-winged Kookaburra which is common throughout Australia's north-country. Here is the female, which can be told by the ruddy-barred tail.

Both species have very raucous calls which sound like bawdy laughter.

The good folks at Xeno Canto have some good sound tracks:

 Laughing Kookaburra:

Blue-winged Kookaburra

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