Laughing Kookaburra

This week’s featured bird is the laughing kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae. An Aussie icon, the laughing kookaburra occurs only in Australia. It inhabits non-arid habitats in the eastern mainland...

Aussie Avian Portraits II

This evening, as the light of day withdrew, an Australian magpie sang its mournful carol, bush stone-curlews wailed their despairing cries on the golf course, and flocks of little corellas nagged and ...

Kookaburras – Voices of Dawn and a Nation

Hid by tattered shreds of night, laughing kookaburras regaled the coming dawn with maniacal chortles and guffaws masquerading as territorial vocalizations. In the wildness of their sounds, I heard com...

Kookaburra Trapeze Flights

In the cool freshness of early morning, I explored Anderson Park Botanical Gardens. I found bush stone-curlews skulking beneath a sausage tree and observed two laughing kookaburras repeatedly swoop in...