Wandering kookaburra enjoys taking in the sites of Norfolk
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It is a bird from the land Down Under that has appeared to make a home in the Diss area.
This kookaburra belongs to Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, in Langmere, near Diss.
But the native Australian species enjoys stretching its wings and taking in the views of south Norfolk.
One such trip saw it land around five miles away – as the kookaburra flies – in the Winfarthing area.
It was spotted by holidaymaker John Ambler who thought it may have escaped from Banham Zoo.
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Mr Ambler, from West Sussex, took a picture of the bird.
The 63-year-old said: 'It was one of those double take moments. My wife saw it and said 'what is that?'. We both looked and then said 'it's a kookaburra'. There were other people looking on in amazement.
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'It was not spooked and, after 10 minutes, it flew off. It was quite a shock to see it.'
The kookaburra is among 70 different species of exotic and rare birds and animals that live at the wildlife centre.
A spokesman for the centre said: 'It is free range and flies quite a far range and does it all the time.
'It normally comes back for feeding.'
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