Kookaburra

Kookaburra, Bird, Australia, Native

They have a different call which sounds like a loud echoing human bliss, these birds are good-natured if not hysterical. You generally won’t find this bird by water but they can be found in a humid forest surrounding where food is readily accessible.

Kookaburra are carnivorous, their diet consist of lizards, snakes, insects, and raw meat, The Kookaburra is a territorial bird and they can often be found living with partly grown chicks from the previous mating season. Wild Kookaburras will consume babybirds, snakes, insects, small reptiles and other creatures such as finches.

Even though these birds are found only in a comparatively small part of the world their distinctive sound can be found from the soundtrack”jungle sound”, they are also utilised in movies and television as well as being seen in certain Disney park attractions. You can also find these birds in popular video games such as Battle toads and World of War craft.

They can also be found on postage stamps, the first postage stamp with a Kookaburra was issued as a 6 cent stamp issued in 1914, and also a 38c Austrian stamp using a pair of Kookaburra on it was issued around 1990. Also back in 1990 Australia dedicated a coin into this bird.

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