Kagaru – Kookaburra

Listen to the Kookaburra

The distinctive laugh of the Kookaburra is one of the special sounds of the Australian bush. Known as the “bushman’s clock”, this laugh can be heard for miles.


What do you know about the Kagaru? 

The Kookaburra is one of Australia’s most recognisable bird species, with its large head, long beak and loud ‘laughing’ call.

  • Kookaburras live in sclerophyll (Eucalyptus) woodlands
    and open forests
  • It measures up to 46 cm from the tip of its beak to the end of its tail.
  • They’re not fussy eaters and will eat snakes, lizards, small mammals, frogs, rodents, bugs, beetles and worms. 
  • Kookaburras can live for more than 20 years and have the same partner for life.

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