© 2010 Kathy Keating Blue-Winged Kookaburra

Blue-Winged Kookaburra

On the last full day of my long weekend trip to Darwin, I rented a car and headed out to Berry Springs to visit the Territory Wildlife Park. It was only about a 45-minute drive from Darwin, but it felt like its own separate world.

In the aviary of the park, I saw a different type of my favorite Australian bird: the Blue-Winged Kookaburra. This little guy is a male (I know this because his tail is blue. The females have brown tails.). The Blue-Winged Kookaburra is found in northern Australia and southern New Guinea and is slightly smaller than the more common Laughing Kookaburra.

I took this photo at the Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, Northern Territory, Australia in May 2010.

© Kathy Keating and An Expat’s Photoblog, 2010.