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Nictitating membrane

The nictitating membrane was probably drawn over the eye as a protective reflex when the bird threw its head up while swallowing a worm. The membrane was not present in this photo a split second earlier:



Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae

nominate race Dacelo novaeguineae novaeguineae

Centiennal Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

9th. August 2008



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Taken on August 9, 2008