Lovemaking kookaburras knock out power to more than 1000 Perth homes

A pair of kookaburras.
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Two kookaburras have caused a power outage after their lovemaking damaged powerlines.

A witness spotted the birds apparently mating on top of a power pole around 4pm on Tuesday (local time) in the Perth suburb of Carine, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The witness said he saw the birds make contact with the lines, followed by two blue flashes and loud bangs.

A spokesperson for the local lines company, Western Power, said it was apparent the birds were the cause of the outage.

Fixing the damage caused by the birds was straightforward but required caution.

"The pole that they decided to make their love nest on was pretty close to a substation," spokesperson Paul Entwistle said.

"But I think generally from these sorts of incidents, the network comes out trumps but the birds seldom do."

The power was back on by 5:30pm. Neither of the birds survived.

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