There are four known species of kookaburras found in Australia, New Guinea, and the Aru Islands.
Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter.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. It is generally not advised to feed the birds too regularly as meat alone does not include calcium and other nutrients essential to the bird. Remainders of mince on the bird's beak can fester and cause problems for the bird.

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