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  • n. Plural form of kookaburra.


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  • Exquisite tiny finches whirred and wheeled, so did sparrows and starlings, and the strong brown kingfishers called kookaburras laughed and chuckled gleefully or dived for snakes, their favorite food.

    The Thorn Birds

  • We just had time to see about 30 kangaroos and their joeys that lived in the back garden, and some kookaburras, which is a typically Australian bird with a long beak, the laughing variety makes a laugh like noise. Recent Updates

  • But with no natural predators in Australia, the toads just got out of control and have been really harmful to the native fauna, not only pushing aside the lovely green tree frogs, but killing anything that tried to eat them, such as kookaburras and crows which are a protected species here.

    Poisonous Loathesome Toad

  • Reading this I was immediately transported to the weatherboard house at Metung, where, in the very early morning, perched high in the branches of the enormous ghost gum that overhangs the boat-shed, a pair of extremely competitive kookaburras occasionally woke us up with a loud impromptu performance.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • True, the bottle of T.C.P. antiseptic (slightly to the right) is a reminder of splinters, stubbed toes, barnacle cuts from the jetty, and minor sailing accidents but fortunately nobody seems ever to have been seriously injured; never to my knowledge bitten by a snake or poisonous spider, and the only local indigenous wildlife I recall are possums, kookaburras, and a lone echidna which put in an appearance in about 1976.

    The Trumbles at Leisure

  • That was the year we lived on the banks of the Doo Wah Diddy Diddy and we danced the doodah day ballet in bubblegum trees with crested kookaburras until the dawn broke like crystal goblets smashed against the rocky cliffs of time.

    Unday Morning

  • We skywayed above the famed Three Sisters peaks, bushwalked among waterfalls and canyons, and spotted lyrebirds, cockatoos and kookaburras in the eucalyptus-forested valley.

    Lea Lane: Only Have a Week? A Deluxe Quickie to Oz

  • I live in the Dandenong mountains, so my dream is to build a treehouse library/study, so I can read amongst the kookaburras ', rosellas and king parrots.

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  • After that the kookaburras and goannas gotta eat too.

    Uncia uncia (Panthera uncia) - The Panda's Thumb

  • A New Zealand researcher is trying to determine why introduced kookaburras haven't expanded their range like other invasive birds.

    Archive 2008-04-01


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