• very large terrestrial kingfishers
  • native to Australia and New Guinea
  • best known for their unmistakable call, which is like loud human laughter — ranging from hysterical merriment, in the case of the Laughing Kookaburra, and maniacal cackling in the case of the Blue-winged Kookaburra
  • carnivorous.
  • will eat lizards, snakes, insects, mice and raw meat.
  • Are often kept as pets