This bird is sometimes called the "laughing kookaburra" for its rolling call. It calls most often at dawn and dusk leading to its other nickname "the bushman's clock." The kookaburra catches its prey with its powerful beak then carries it to a perch where it batters the prey to death before swallowing it whole.
DIET Insects, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and rodents
LIFE Expectancy11 years