Just A Note - Blue-Winged Kookaburra
Kookaburra's are native Australia and New Guinea. They are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter- good-natured, but rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the renowned Laughing Kookaburra and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-winged Kookaburra.
Kookaburras are carnivorous. They will eat lizards, snakes, insects, mice, other small birds, and raw meat. The most social birds will accept handouts from humans and will take raw or cooked meat (even if at high temperature) from on or near open-air barbecues left unattended.
They are territorial and often live with the partly grown chicks of the previous season. They often sing as a chorus to mark their territory.
In the wild, kookaburras are known to eat the young of other birds and snakes, and insects and small reptiles and even other small birds, such as finches if they are lucky enough to catch them. In zoos, they are usually fed food for birds of prey, and dead baby chicks.