Kookaburra Laughing/Common Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae

Kookaburra
Kookaburra
Kookaburra
The (Laughing) Kookaburra is well known for its racous laughing sound. They come from Australia. Male and female have similar plumage.
Kookaburra
Kookaburra
Kookaburra
The bandit mask below the dark eye and white or pale blue wing markings (less extensive than the Blue-winged species).
Kookaburra
Kookaburras can become quite tame when there's a picnic to share.
Kookaburra with snake
Kookaburra with snake
Kookaburra with snake
Related to kingfishers, Kookaburras do not fish but generally eat lizards, snakes, small mammals, small birds and food on unattended barbeques.

Blue-winged Kookaburra Dacelo leachii

Blue-winged Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
The Blue-winged Kookaburra comes from northern Australia and New Guinea. The female, above, has a rufous brown tail and the male has a blue tail.
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Blue-winged Kookaburra
The undertail has moulted in the darker headed bird above; full undertail shown on the white-eyed, light-headed nominal subspecies above right.