The Laughing Kookaburra is the world’s largest Kingfisher.
We have 10 different Kingfisher Species in Australia. They are the azure, forest, collared, sacred, little, yellow-billed and buff breasted paradise kingfishers and the blue winged and laughing kookaburras.
They mate for life and live in the same place for most of their life.
All Australian School children will no doubt learn the Australian Song,
“Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree”.
It is a favourite for singing rounds in primary school choirs.
Older children love to change the lyrics to
“Kookaburra sits on an electric wire, jumping up and down with his pants on fire.”
If you are interested click on the youtube link below to listen to