Just A Note - Blue-Winged Kookaburra

9.27.2010

Hello everyone, I'm stopping  in to share another stitching card, this time its a Kookaburra. Whats that you ask?  A carnivorous bird that laughs. Sounds scary, scroll down for a little info and to see what a real  Blue-Winged Kookaburra looks like.
Supplies: Card Stock- White & Black / Patterned Paper- Colorbok "Slate Strip" / SRM Sentiment Sticker- Just A Note / Kookaburra Pattern- Prick N' Stitch / Sulky Thread- Brown.Black.Sliver,Blue / 1 Black Glass Bead
Some Info:
Kookaburra's are native Australia and New Guinea. They are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter- good-natured, but rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the renowned Laughing Kookaburra and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-winged Kookaburra.
Behaviors:
Kookaburras are carnivorous. They will eat lizards, snakes, insects, mice, other small birds, and raw meat. The most social birds will accept handouts from humans and will take raw or cooked meat (even if at high temperature) from on or near open-air barbecues left unattended.
They are territorial and often live with the partly grown chicks of the previous season. They often sing as a chorus to mark their territory.
In the wild, kookaburras are known to eat the young of other birds and snakes, and insects and small reptiles and even other small birds, such as finches if they are lucky enough to catch them. In zoos, they are usually fed food for birds of prey, and dead baby chicks.

5 comments:

Niki Estes said...

What a pretty image! I love the different color on the wings.

yyam said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful card! Love the stitched bird! So classy! :)

Mary J said...

Really lovely, Amber! You must have a lot of patience!

Tanya Tahir said...

the kookaburra image is just so adorable!

Tammy said...

Oh what a fantastic card! Love the stitching!!

 
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