Monday, October 10, 2011

Cool Animal Sounds: Kookaburra

The kookaburra is one of my favorite noisy birds. Their call is soo distinctive, that it's one of the most easily recognizable calls out there. They're actually a species of kingfisher, but they don't eat fish. Instead, they prefer to eat such things as snakes and lizards. In fact, many Australians are fond of the birds for that reason. It does make sense, since so many of the reptiles in Australia are quite dangerous.

Oh, course there is always the classic children's song about there "laughing" birds:

Source is the Honolulu Zoo.

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