Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Laughing jackasses


Since we're on the subject of birds, here's a very Australian bird: the kookaburra. The first time I heard a kookaburra, I thought it sounded like a laughing chimpanzee! If you want, you can hear it for yourself at this website.

Thanks to my little brother for the photo!

11 Comments:

Blogger 3rdfloor20 said...

Austrailia just has the coolest and noisiest animals.

14/1/06 3:49 am  
Blogger Eric said...

Awesome link! I about jumped out of the window when the sound went on. How does one sleep if they are nearby? And I agree with ROB, you do have the coolest animals there!

14/1/06 7:27 pm  
Anonymous sophie said...

Rob and Eric> You are right, there really are some amazing animals in Australia. And yes, if kookaburras are nesting in a tree near you, they make for a really effective wake-up call! :)

15/1/06 1:06 am  
Blogger Eric said...

Sophie...in answer to your question on my blog...no, in this case I didn't need to do any touch-up. Just lucky I guess.

15/1/06 3:55 am  
Blogger Eric said...

Sophie...you haven't disappeared have you? I keep looking, but only have the bird staring back at me!

17/1/06 3:57 pm  
Blogger heidi said...

FINALLY! I know what a Kookaburra looks like. I didn't know they existed. We used to sing this in grade school, like when I was 8 years old. It went like this..."kookaburra sits in the old gum tree eatin' all the gumballs he can see...laugh, kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra, please save some for me." I remember that my sister and I thought gumballs grew on trees in Australia and we so wish we could of grown one.

They really laugh, huh? I thought this was a made up bird. It's pretty exciting to see this.

7/4/06 10:49 am  
Blogger Seesaw said...

Beautiful bird and beautiful photo!

2/5/06 1:19 am  
Blogger perle de rosée said...

Like a laughing chimpanzee ? Ah, ah ! I read a few days ago in a review we have earned the capacity to laugh from the primate monkeys.
And I think, birds laugh really. for having little birds in my house I can say : little birds can
smile. One see it, when we are knowing them well.

18/5/06 7:11 pm  
Blogger Manuel Tendero Gil said...

una fotografia especial

9/6/06 5:40 pm  
Blogger Friendship quote said...

kookaburra very silent bird.
but The bird that can fly the fastest is called a White it can fly up to 95 miles per hour.

26/10/06 6:46 am  
Blogger Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I do miss listening to Kookaburra early in the morning... and when they would come down to the front verandah and eat the mince we put out for it... from an expat...

15/5/08 3:15 pm  

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