The South American Kookaburra

Subject: The South American Kookaburra
From: Kevin and Lizzie <>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:38:16 +1030
The bird you heard is the same as the African species heard in many Tarzan
films.  Its migratory strategy is unique, crossing the Atlantic close to the
equator, and hence it is known as the Doldrums Kookaburra, *Dacelo
tristitiae.  *A number of unconfirmed reports of this most enigmatic
kingfisher by fishermen from the island of San Seriffe suggest that it feeds
with flocks of Shearwaters during its migration in early April.

Kevin Stracey

Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 21:31:54 -0800 (PST)
From: Mark Carter <>
Subject: re: The Alpine Kookaburra
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On the subject of Kookaburra species newly discovered in the media, has
anyone noticed the  South American Jungle Kookaburra which can clearly be
heard calling in the Brazillian rainforest at the start of the first
"Indiana Jones" movie?
Wouldn't it be great to see one of those?...

Mark Carter

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