The largest bird in the kingfisher family, the kookaburra is famous for its loud, boisterous call. It sounds a lot like a hearty human laugh, koo-koo-hoo-hoo-hoo-haa-haa-haa-haa. The kookaburra calls to let others know to stay out of its territory.
- A thick, strong beak helps the kookaburra catch and crush insects and other small prey.
- The kookaburra bashes larger prey such as snakes and fish against the ground or a branch.