Here is another Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) this time displaying the blue wing colouring and the unusual red and black bars on the tail. They are members of the kingfisher family and therefore voracious feeders. They tend to eat insects, worms and crustaceans, but will also eat small snakes, mammals, frogs and bird hatchlings. I have observed more than once Kookaburras trying to tap through nests in walls to get at hatchlings but have yet to see one succeed. View Large And On…
How We Got Up Close With Australia's Birds of Prey
More than 260 bird species call Kangaroo Island home, and it is here that you have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s most impressive birds of prey. Click through to post for more photos.
Оригинал взят у black_i_alex в Доброе утро, други! Отличного дня и удачной рыбалки вместе с зимордком! :) Зимородок необычная птичка. У нее миниатюрное тельце, крупная голова, длинный клюв, маленькие крылья и короткий хвост. Селится эта птица по обрывистым заросшим берегам чистых спокойных…
Wings of Blue
A Blue-winged Kookaburra seen at Beale Park, Pangbourne, Berkshire. They are members of the Kingfisher family and enjoy eating snakes, frogs, lizards, large insects, small mammals and the odd small bird. They live in eucalypt forests and paperbark swamps in Australia. Explore Highest position: 213 on Sunday, August 3, 2008