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This is a discussion on Laughing Kookaburra within the Animals (mammals, birds, insects etc.) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; Originally Posted by tomorrowstreasures i had no clue the EXISTED! Actually you probably did. The sounding of the Kookaburra 'laughing' ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomorrowstreasures View Post
    i had no clue the EXISTED!
    Actually you probably did. The sounding of the Kookaburra 'laughing' has been used in jungle movies for decades

    It's funny though ... we see these birds almost every day, I have photos of them ... yet have never bothered to display them here other than the 2 shots from the WA holiday. Some here might remember the blue wing and me commenting that the cage was too small. You can see those in the 1st post of this thread

    Considering they are an icon of Australia we should give them more exposure shouldn't we AntZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
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    Considering they are an icon of Australia we should give them more exposure shouldn't we AntZ?
    Yep. Here is some sound Kookaburra Laughter

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    Brilliant. Now all you Yanks and Canucks ... imagine waking to that sound (times about 10 birds) at about 10 mins to daybreak every day and you'll get an idea what living in the Aussie bush can be like! There's no sleeping in!

    I imagine you get a lot of that near you huh AntZ?
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    Here is our Kingfisher...They look quite a bit alike.
    Here's the sound they make although it's nothing like the sound your fellas make...our is more like a chatter:
    http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wwwsounds/birds/hardy34sh.wav
    Btw MA our morning sounds are crows calling all the time, especailly when camping.
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    Cows huh? How exciting it must be for you to wake up to that!

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    I think she said crows but cows are noisy too! I have ravens and magpies in my backyard and they are very loud!

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    She did say cRows not cows That makes more sense! We have way too many crows too and they too wake us up. Unfortunately ... they are everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    Brilliant. Now all you Yanks and Canucks ... imagine waking to that sound (times about 10 birds) at about 10 mins to daybreak every day and you'll get an idea what living in the Aussie bush can be like! There's no sleeping in!

    I imagine you get a lot of that near you huh AntZ?
    Or Cockatoos whose calls are horrible...not to mention they can do quite a bit of damage if they set to chewing on something. I've had them ruin a solar heater and some lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    Cows huh? How exciting it must be for you to wake up to that!
    Yes and you should see what they drop from the sky in flight...not good luck when it lands on you at all...
    MA you're hilarious!
    I gotta go with Raiven on this too...the magpies are really noisy here too!
    BTW, I love the kookaburra laugh! How cool is that?! I imagine not very at 5-6am!
    I remember a song about kookaburras sitting in old gum trees and doing something with/to monkeys he can see?????
    Anyone know the rest feel free to give it a go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by casil403 View Post
    Yes and you should see what they drop from the sky in flight...not good luck when it lands on you at all...
    MA you're hilarious!
    I gotta go with Raiven on this too...the magpies are really noisy here too!
    BTW, I love the kookaburra laugh! How cool is that?! I imagine not very at 5-6am!
    I remember a song about kookaburras sitting in old gum trees and doing something with/to monkeys he can see?????
    Anyone know the rest feel free to give it a go!
    Monkeys!! Where the hell did you get that??

    "Kookaburra sits in the old gum treeeeeee .... merry merry king of the bush is heeeee .... LAUGH ... Kookaburra laugh ... Kookaburra gay your life must be!"
    An old Aussie kids rhyme

    A little kid (who pronounces Kookaburra weirdly) on Youtube singing the song ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46BGr...om=PL&index=42

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