Blue-winged Kookaburras come to dinner

Neighbours have been welcoming a pair of Blue-winged Kookaburras (Dacelo leachii) to their garden recently and invited us over to say hello. Our feathered friends appeared on cue, “cue” being a few lumps of mince placed on the pool fence for them, and allowed me to take a few photos.

The most visible differences between the sexes is the colour of the tail feathers – blue for boys and red-brown for girls.

Blue-winged Kookaburra
Male Blue-winged Kookaburra

Blue-winged Kookaburra
The female with her meal

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