The laughing kookaburra is a bird from the kingfisher family from Australia.
Like all kookaburras the laughing kookaburra is a predator of small animals such as small rodents, small birds, reptiles and insects.
The voice of the laughing kookaburra does resemble laughter and it is well known to Australians.
Laughing kookaburras did adapt well to live in areas inhabited by humans. Humans in suburban areas usually like the laughing kookaburra, even feed them pieces of raw meat. In farming areas farmers sometimes have a less peaceful relationship with kookaburras as they might actually prey on fowl kept as livestock.
Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) on ARKive.
Laughing Kookaburras on National Geographic.