Muddy Kookaburra

This Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) was found on the ground covered in dirt. We think she is another hit by car victim, luckily no breaks. She will stay in hospital for a couple of days and then go to a licensed carer.

The Blue-winged Kookaburra is a large kingfisher with a big square head and a long bill. It has a distinctive pale eye. The throat is plain white and the underparts are white with faint scalloped orange-brown bars. The back is mid brown. Males have a dark blue tail while females’ tails are barred red-brown or blackish. Otherwise the sexes are similar.