A little soft on the focus around the beak, I know.
For some reason this was converted to tiff and then jpg, and appears to have lost the EXIF data.
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I know the name but this is the first time I can put a face to it : neat and natural shot of something presumably nervous of you. AG @ 2006-11-07 20:48:02
Seems he has his head cocked to one side eyeing you up! Nice shot Heath. Craig @ 2006-11-07 22:31:05
Tena koe ehoa
Very good nature photography Heath. Because I tend to think of cricket balls associated with the name Kookaburra I keep thinking of these birds as red beaked birds, yeah a wierd Kiwi huh! 8) ndiginiz @ 2006-11-08 03:40:11
Heh! Looks a curmudgeonly little so-and-so! Nice one. anton @ 2006-11-08 05:33:05
Nice. Love the Kookaburra! Detour @ 2006-11-08 08:38:30
Cool looking birds! Nice capture. Dave Mac @ 2006-11-08 09:42:56
I love these birds! I always sing the little song about them to my son too. faustina @ 2006-11-08 23:33:53
Anton, you are so on the money. I work at a wildlife rehab hospital in Western Aus - where Kookas are NOT native, but now are spread everywhere here thanks to us bright spark humans. So I was amused when a delightful Finnish Vet who is over here to learn about our wildlife was so thrilled to see a Kookaburra in the hospital. I guess there is quite a deal of recognition for these guys around the world. Gary @ 2006-11-09 13:07:40