Wednesday, 21 February 2007
Start up the Barbeque, the guests have arrived.
These little fellows are our Kookaburras ("The Fitzgibbons" of our garden). They are also known as Terrestrial Kingfishers and Laughing and Blue-Winged Jackasses.
Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds like loud echoing human laughter and has been immortalized as the "OOH OOH AHH AHH AHH AHH AHH" cry that is part of the background audio in countless jungle movies, regardless of where the jungle in the movie is located. They will eat lizards, snakes, insects, mice and just love handouts from humans. They love Aussie Barbeques!