Friday, 10 April 2009

Sound of a Kookaburra laughing

Following a comment on my photo "Hawkesbury River - Sydney", I thought I would attach some brief information about the Kookaburra, a native bird of Australia. Below is a cropped version of my Hawkesbury River photo.
The following information I obtained from Google:
"The 'Kookaburra' is considered to be an Aboriginal word meaning 'laughing jackass'.
The kookaburra is the largest genus of the kingfisher family, with some measuring up to 20 inches (about 50cm) long. And the fluffy bird, whose name comes from the Aboriginal word guuguubarra, also has a formidable beak, making quick prey of lizards, snakes, mice and insects."


Click on the URL following to hear a Kookaburra laughing:
http://soundboard.com/sb/kookaburra_sound_clips.aspx

2 comments:

Sandra Rocha said...

Um belo exemplar até ouvimos o som e tudo :)
Beijos e boa Páscoa.

Kaye said...

Thanks Sandra, I hope you have a lovely Easter also.

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