Scientific Name: Dacelo novaeguineae
Did you know?
There nickname is the ‘bushman’s alarm clock’. This is because of their habit of calling at dawn and dusk. The laughing kookaburra’s song has been used as a sound effect in jungle movies for many years, where it sounds like a group of monkeys.
Eucalyptus forest of east Australia.
They feed on a wide variety of food including large insects, small mammals and occasionally small snakes.