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This Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) surprised me while I was laying on an hammock in wonderful Magnetic Island.

The Blue-winged Kookaburra is found more commonly on the southern part of Magnetic Island. Easily identified by its huge beak and blue wings. The male also boasts and blue tail.

Feeds on insects, reptiles, eggs and nestlings, but also unfortunately fed other items (such as fruit) as a tourist attraction.

It's call is more of a cackle than its 'cousin' the Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), which is more common in northern bays of the island.

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  • Copyright: Sahar BY (Sahar1991) (10)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-13
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 3:19
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