Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) picks up worm from ground

The laughing kookaburra is also known as the laughing jackass in Australia. Wong Kais took a video of one such bird on the sidewalk of  Adelaide North Terrace. It looked around the grass, walked up to a worm and gobbled it.

Photo 1. Note the light blue feathers on its wings. V-shaped black feathers on back of head.
Photo 2. White head and a characteristic brown eye-stripe.
Photo 3. A brown stripe runs along the top of its head.
Photo 4. Rufous and black bars on its tail partly visible. Kookaburra looking around for edibles.
Photo 5. Looking for edibles like lizards, worms, insects, mice and even snakes.
Photo 6. A robust bill in between brown eyes.
Photo 7. Brown eye stripe and brown stripe on top of head.

 

Video of kookaburra looking for food.  Courtesy of Wong Kais. 19 June 2017

All photos are screen grabs from this video.

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