ANIMAL FACTS - Kingfishers
Laughing Kookaburras are found throughout eastern Australia. They have also been introduced to Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, where they are now widespread.
Kingfishers have chunky bodies, short necks and tails and strong, long beaks. Kingfishers are carnivorous - they perch above the banks of freshwater streams to catch small fish, crustaceans, reptiles, amphibians and aquatic insects. The most famous kingfisher is the Australian Laughing Kookaburra, with its iconic laugh. Kingfishers are essentially tropical and subtropical land birds, and are closely related to the hornbill.