Day #39 (7/11/2014) Laughing Kookaburra…
We’ve had such a great time exploring Australia and finding the monotremes! As we were watching the echidna dig around looking for grubs we heard a very famous bird call! We listened to hear that laugh again… we knew it- it was a kookaburra! We were so excited when we spotted him in the trees that we began to call back to him!
• The Laughing Kookaburra is the largest member of the kingfisher family.
• They mate for life.
• Laughing kookaburras have long hooked bills to help them catch prey.
•Laughing kookaburras sit on branches and swoop down to catch prey.
• They are known for their “laughing” songs.
• Here’s a laughing kookaburra’s song.
We had such an amazing trip down under! This island always amazes us when we visit! The animals, the people and the grass is super yummy :)! Time to pack up the trunk and head back to HQs at the University! Professor Tamandua will have a new Science word for everyone!
-Ellie and Edmond