The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. It is generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown, and brown on the back and wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family.
One of the most internationally famous locations is the Cairns Esplanade, the long park along the coast of the city that forms the city waterfront. The beach is mostly mud, actually something of a recent development caused by the complex effects of dredging the harbour
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A rosella is one of five to eight species of colourful Australian parrots in the genus Platycercus. Platycercus means “broad-tailed” or “flat-tailed”, reflecting a feature common to the rosellas and other members of the broad-tailed parrot tribe. Their diet is mainly seeds and fruit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosella Rosellas feed predominantly on seeds…
The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Lorikeet Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet. The end of the tongue is equipped with a papillate appendage adapted to gathering pollen and nectar from flowers. NectarContinue reading “Lorrikeets dine on Grevilleas at Canaipa Point Russell Island”
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-and-venues/parks/brisbane-botanic-gardens-mt-coot-tha/botanic-gardens-map/index.htm Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens. The 52 hectare gardens, located on Mt Coot-tha Road at Toowong, are open every day of the year between 8am – 5.30pm from September to March and 8am – 5pm from April to August. Entry to the gardens is free. Dogs are not permittedContinue reading “Mt Cootha Botannical Gardens”
He is a young bird and he took residence on Roman’s balcony with his eyes on the swallows nest where 2 fledglings were being protected by a horde of swallows swooping the young Kookaburra. He refused the dog food pellets we offered him… He had his beady eye on the tiny mud swallows nest whichContinue reading “Kookaburra on Russell Island”