Image name: Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

There are two species of Kookaburras in Australia, Laughing and Blue-winged, although Laughing Kookaburras are much more common. This is a Laughing Kookaburra. While spending a weekend in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Sydney, we were awakened every morning by a large group of these kookaburras who served as our alarm clock. There is no ignoring their loud, appropriately named call.