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Sunday, July 31

July 31st 2005

Birchgrove Park, Birchgrove. Sunday, July 31st 2005.

The Laughing Kookaburra is the largest member of the kingfisher family. The chuckling voice that gives this species its name is a common and familiar sound throughout the eastern states of Australia. The loud 'koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-kaa-kaa-kaa' is often sung in a chorus with other individuals. These birds are often quite tame in suburban areas and will occasionally accept food from your hand.

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Canon 1D Mk II. EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM @200mm. 1/125s f/4. Shutter Priority. ISO 200.