Kookaburras are so Australian. There are few sounds more iconically Australian than the call of the Kookaburra at dawn and dusk. They are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. Its colouring is also instantly recognisable with is light belly flecked with dark brown and grey tones with brown and black wings. It has a dark brown eye stripe across its face and large bill perfect for eating worms, crustaceans, insects and even small frogs and birds. They swallow small prey whole and larger prey is killed by bashing it against something hard like a branch. They are wonderful birds that I am so proud to have to live in my yard. They sit on the power line after the rain and watch the grass waiting for worms to reveal themselves. They swoop down and eat them whole… it’s a sight to behold ♥
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