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LKO2 Laughing Kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo Novaeguineae

The laughing kookaburra is Australia's most famous bird. It is found in all of the state capitals except Darwin (where the blue-winged kookaburra is resident) and is likely to be seen and heard by anyone visiting Australia. The distinctive chuckling laugh is usually a territorial call but is also heard from excited juveniles upon the return of a parent with food.

This photograph was taken in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.