The kookaburra laughing is 7cm tall and 11cm long and has a mate sitting.
The Australian Kookaburra also known as Alarm bird, Bushman’s Clock, laughing jackass, Ha-ha pigeon, woop-woop pigeon must be the best known of all our birds, being recognised as a symbol of Australia – however it is a native only to the eastern regions.
They live in open forest areas, but have learnt to intergrated with suburban environment, becoming very tame and friendly. They feed on insects, small mammals, reptiles, small birds and even the backyard goldfish.
The Laughing Kookaburra mates for life which can be 20 years, their young stay with the parents for up to four years. They grow to 45cm with a greyish-white head and the upperparts brown with blue patches on the wing. They have a raucous laugh, koo-hoo-hoo-hoo-haa-haa-haa and nest in trees or termite mounds laying one to four eggs.