Photo of the Day #931: Laughing kookaburra

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A laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.


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Ah yes, this bird's distinctive call is well known to anyone who watches old Tarzan movies, even though they're found in Australia, not Africa! One of my favorite sounds in the natural world.

That creature's head is enormous.

I daresay my hypothesis concerning Darwinopterus's lifestyle may have a modern-world model.

By Practically Un… (not verified) on 01 Jun 2010 #permalink