Thursday, 5 November 2009

Les oiseaux maniaques habitent l'Australie

Kookaburras sont les plus connus pour leur appel indéniable, qui ressemble incroyablement fort, leur imitation précise, du rire humain.
En France ils sont connus comme Dacelo.
Ce nom est l'anagramme d'Alcedo, le genre auquel appartient le Martin-Pêcheur Européen.
Ce bel oiseau a été découvert par mon ami Rob, sur la clôture de sa cour, récemment.
Leur bruit est entre l'hysterique et joyeux, le rire et le caquetage d'un oiseau maniaque.

Nothing maniacal about our Aussie birds !
Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which is uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter.
In France they are known as Dacelo.
This name is an anagram of Alcedo, the genre to which belongs the European Kingfisher.
Their noise is somewhere between the merry hysterical and the cackling laughter of a maniac bird .
This beautiful bird was discovered by my friend Rob, on his fence recently.

4 comments:

Steffe said...

A very funny bird it is. And a fine photo.

claude said...

Un bien beau visiteur du jardin de Rob.

Jilly said...

Absolutely adore Kookaburras.

Sharon said...

I love this shot. When I was a child I used to sing a song about the Kookaburra. It's fun to see one.