'Laughing Kookaburras' Art Print by Chris Spiker

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This art print is a reproduction of an original watercolour painting by Chris Spiker.

'Laughing Kookaburra' (Dacelo novaeguineae)

After hundreds of Kookburras were released from the Perth Zoo and other South West locations (including Margaret River) between 1897 and 1912, they become a well established population by 1922. Within a few more years, they become a common species steadily expanding its range due to the abundance of suitable food supplies and adaptability to new habitats. The raucous "laughter" early in the morning is a feature of the Australian bushland both here in Western Australia and the east coast where they naturally occur in both wet and dry forests. The national population of the Laughing Kookaburra is starting to decrease significantly. Being reliant on tree hollows for nesting they also compete with naturally local bird species (such as parrots) during the common breeding season. Kookaburras lay 2 to 4 eggs in the spring months. Juvenile birds remain with the adults for years, functioning as an extended family.

About the Artist:
Chris Spiker is a self-taught artist who works mostly in watercolours, depicting the birds, animals and flora of Western Australia. He lives in Margaret River, Western Australia.


Materials Printed on Hahnemuhle photo rag bright white paper. Comes with white mount, ready to frame.
Dimensions Picture size: 28.5 x 19cm, Mount board size: 38.5 x 29cm
Origin Made in Western Australia

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