That’s a rather interesting expression on the face of the Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) above.
All the birds above were photographed from outside their respective enclosures. The fact that the pix turned out well (with the exception of the Barking Owl who has a very out-of-focus cage wire partially occluding its feet) is very satisfying.
The Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is often thought to be an owl, but it is closely related to the nightjars and is not a raptorial bird.
The frogmouth and kookaburra enclosure is visitor-accessible. The birds will tolerate a light and gentle touch.
Kookaburras are members of the kingfisher family.
Date: 23 October 2009
Camera: Pentax K100D Super
Lens 1: Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED
Ambient light only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.