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15 Australian Birds

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

According to Wikipedia, the national bird of Australia is the Emu - which I have not seen yet. On the other hand, some websites state that the Laughing Kookaburra is Australia's national symbol. Anyway, I was much keener to see this kingfisher than the Emu (who I consider to be a bit of an underprivileged ostrich).
Duncan - in a 10,000 Birds post - apparently also thinks it would make a good national bird.
I was surprised that this species is named for its vocalization - which sounds like laughter. A more obvious explanation would have been that the bird is named for its discoverer, the...
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