Portrait of a Blue Winged Kookaburra
I was so thrilled to caught sight of a blue winged kookaburra for the first time this week. Kookaburras are my most favorite kingfishers! The first time I saw a laughing kookaburra in Australia, I was so mesmerized by the large bird.
The laughing kookaburra is the largest of the kingfisher family. The related blue winged kookaburra is a smaller bird in comparison. It has blue wings, striking white eyes and a heavier bill. What is amazing is that their eyes are predominantly brown for the first two years of life.
Here is a link of the first kookaburra I saw many years back in my gallery.