Taken 22-Jun-17
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Australia, Blue-Winged Kookaburra, Dacelo leachii, Wildlife
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Dimensions2958 x 1972
Original file size898 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Jun-17 08:24
Date modified4-Aug-17 05:50
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length600 mm
Max lens aperturef/6.2
Exposure1/1000 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Dacelo leachii

Dacelo leachii

Dacelo leachii (Blue-Winged Kookaburra)

ICUN Status: Least Concern

Blue-Winged Kookaburras are smaller than their laughing comrades. They can be identified by the lack of a dark face mask, and more pronounced blue on their wings. For a period of about 80 years they were considered the same species.

Like all Kookaburras they are carnivorous, eating frogs, lizards, snakes, worms and even small mammals and birds. Their call is a shrill cackle that sounds like the velociraptors in Jurassic Park.

They have two distinct ranges. The larger is from near Brisbane up around the cape through to just south of Brome in WA. The second population is found on the central WA coast.

Now I just need to photograph the other three species of Kookaburras I just learned exist.