Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter.  Its call is one of the most well-known bird calls in the world and is what has caused the bird to earn the name "Bushman's Alarm Clock."



FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME DACELO NOVAEGUINEAE
WHERE IN THE WILD? WOODLAND FOREST AREAS OF EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA
WHAT'S ON THE MENU? SMALL MAMMALS, SNAKES AND BIRDS
LIFE EXPECTANCY 11-20 YEARS