Pictures of the Laughing Kookaburra (so named because of its laugh-like call), which is native to the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia.
Also known as the "Bushman's Clock", the laughing kookaburra is the largest member of the Kingfisher family, with females weighing up to one pound and growing up to 18 inches in length. Its beak can be as long as four inches.
The kookaburra uses its beak to eat small vertebrates and invertebrates, including snakes on occasion. Kookaburras are monogamous and territorial. They nest in tree holes.
Recently, the kookaburra was introduced to New Zealand and Western Australia, where it has become a pest by attacking farm birds.