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kookaburra

an arboreal, insectivorous and carnivorous bird of the kingfisher family (Alcedinidae) with an identifying, laugh-type call. Called also laughing jackass, Dacelo novaeguineae.
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Baby Kookaburras have been bred at Redcar's Kirkleatham Owl Centre.
The Kookaburras started off the second half with a bang through Glenn Turner, who scored an amazing individual goal from long range in the 44th minute.
Still I guess he needs the cash after that flaming kookaburra did for him.
Kookaburra females quickly grow larger than males, and when sis surpasses big brother, it destabilizes the nestling dominance hierarchy.
Last year, the Kookaburras defeated Spain in a thrilling final 1-0 in Auckland with Eddie Ockenden sealing the win.
Dwyer, who has led the Kookaburras to victory at the World Championship and Champions Trophy so far this year, was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, as saying: "It would be a massive disadvantage.
If Australia's Kookaburras can win the final they will become the first team to win the Trophy title for five straight years, however midfielder Kieran Govers said they would remain focused just today's match.
Part narrative, part ornithologist Harry''s diary entries about a small family of kookaburras, the novel is a tender exploration of normal lives and finding love when you thought all hope was lost.
England bowling coach David Saker said that once the fourth Test was over on August 30 the pacers were scheduled to stop practicing with their customary Dukes-brand balls in favour of the Kookaburras to be used in Australia this summer.
snapped Cranky, king of the kookaburras, as he swooped towards his unsuspecting prey.
Redcar's Kirkleatham Owl Centre has a right Aussie handful after its adult Laughing Kookaburras finally began the mating game.
Great Britain face Australia at Slough tomorrow before a tri-nations tournament against the Kookaburras and Pakistan.