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    We consider ourselves very lucky to have him/she visit.

    Some info about them for those interested. They range from about 11" to 17" in length. We often have them sitting on our clothesline early morning and late afternoon/ early evening waiting to catch their dinner. They eat worms and other grubs from the garden. They have a rather loud "laugh" which wakes us most mornings in the summer around 4 am - somehow we do not share their humour at this time of the day.

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    Thanks for the info. He is a beautiful bird. You are lucky to have him as a visitor.
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    Thanks for the photo. It is a beautiful bird, and nice to see birds from another part of the world.

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    I would love to be vistited by such a beautiful bird. Now I have the old Sing, kookaburra sits in an old oak tree...stuck in my head lol.
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    How fascinating to see wildlife from different parts of the world. Now I'll be singing that song all day!

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    have never seen a photo of one, or one in a zoo.........thanks for sharing- a most interesting bird.

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    When I visited my cousins in Australia, they would come and sit on the railing like that. She cut raw steak into narrow strips and we placed them on our flat hand toward the bird. He would peck the meat off. That was so much fun. We would end up with several that saw what was going on and also wanted to be fed.
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    Nothing more Aussie than a kookaburra sitting in front of a good old Hills hoist.

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    What a nice friend. Thanks from Mid-Michigan for posting the beautiful bird. He is of course, strange to me, I'm used to seeing wrens, finches, beautiful - but mean bluejays, and cardinals feeding at my house. And every so often I see a bald eagle soaring or mousing from one of my horse fence posts. I will probably never get to your country so thanks for sharing part of you nature.

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    What an awesome guest, love it when birds show up to "spin a yarn or two".
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    Gorgeous bird! We maintain 3 feeders and enjoy our 7 pairs of cardinals as well as juncos, tufted titmice, chicadees, sparrows, blue jays.

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    He is beautiful.....How nice to be blessed with such beauty...Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh, I haven't seen one in years and years -- lived outside Melbourne for a year when I was 16-17 MANY years ago, and I loved them. Thank you so much for sharing -- you made my day!

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    How cool! And what a beautiful view you have!!!

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    Up North said: Now the kookaburra song is flitting through my head!!

    Wonder how many of us that happened to as we read this?

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    At first I thought that bird was some sort of a Kingfisher. Then I saw where you are from. I have heard them laugh .... probably at the zoo if I remember right. Kingfishers sound like machine gun fire as they fly looking for fish but maybe I should start calling that a laugh too. Thanks for the great photo and information. And oh yes, I will be singing that song for the rest of the day also.

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    HE IS SO WONDEFUL. Thanks. May I share the picture with others? Do you want picture credit? If so please send me a PM about it. Thanks so much. I really love birds.

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    a very beautiful pictiure ! thank you for sharing
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    Thanks and that is a good photo also.
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    wow, so glad to see one. I have known the song forever.....thanks!

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    Thank you for sharing your visitor with us. He is truly a lovely bird.

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    what a cute cute bird.....thank so much for sharing with us.
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    Thank you for sharing - he is beautiful!
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    That is so cool thank you for sharing that picture.

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    Never saw nor heard of that bird. What an interesting little guy. Birds here in Maine are beginning the migration journey and my feeders are filled with them stuffing their little beaks.

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