LAUGHING KOOKABURRA (Dacelo novaeguineae)

The Laughing Kookaburra is one of the largest and most well-known Australian kingfishers.   I found this image from 2011 in my archives today and remembered that it is mostly found on the east and south-east coast of Australia.

I daresay many overseas folk know it’s famous raucous accelerating laugh.

I found this bird sitting on a garden seat in the Royal Botanic Gardens and managed to get several photos before it flew away.   I don’t think I have ever been as close to a Kookaburra since, although I’ve taken many photos from some distance away.