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Kookaburra Quick Facts

By Chris Taylor Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Straight out of our Waterfalls Area and into the palm of your hand via your mobile device Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the kookaburra. This Australian King Fisher is the king of the species! Here are a few quick facts about our feathered friend.

Weighing in at a hefty 16 ounces this carnivore enjoys a hearty diet of rodents, snakes, fish and insects. When it catches its prey, its beak which can be up to 4 inches long is used to pulverize their dinner against a tree branch or other nearby hard object. Natural predators for the kookaburra include cats, dogs, foxes, eagles and owls. Feels a bit cat and mouse to me, who’s in whose beak kind of situations and what not.

Let’s also not forget the laugh. These birds enjoy forests and the edges of them where they can hunt plains but have a safe tree to get back to. Can you imagine walking along in the forest and hearing cackling all around you but you don’t know where? If you know that it’s a kookaburra you’re probably cool, if you don’t know what it is though, I am sure you’re a bit spooked about it.

If you don’t know what a Kookaburra sounds like, don’t worry about it, it’s the laughing you here in the soundtrack to our 2017 videos. Like this one!

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