Laughing Kookaburra, Wartook Valley, Victoria, Australia.
A Kookaburra patrols Emu Park Holiday Park, in the beautiful Wartook Valley, in the Northern Grampians region, Victoria, Australia. The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is a carnivorous bird in the Kingfisher family (Halcyonidae). It is native to eastern mainland Australia and has also been introduced to Tasmania, Flinders Island, and Kangaroo Island. Kookaburra is a loanword "guuguubarra" (from the now extinct Aboriginal language Wiradjuri). Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) include four known species of large terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, best known for their unmistakable call, like loud echoing, hysterical human laughter. They can be found in habitats ranging from humid forest to arid savanna, but also in suburban and residential areas near running water and food.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download