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