I am one of the larger members of the Kingfisher family. Australia’s most iconic bird, we are known as the Laughing Kookaburra but we are not really laughing when we make our familiar call. The cackle is actually a territorial call to warn other birds to stay away from us.
We are instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice and are generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown and brown on our backs and wings. Our tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black.
There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through my face and humans believe that we are paired for life.
Kookaburra Size: 34cm x 25cm