The best known member of the kingfisher family, Kookaburras can be found in all eastern states and south-eastern South Australia. And has been "introduced" into Tasmania and south-western Western Australia.
Its raucous call or laughter is very endearing to most Australians, and can be heard before dawn and at dusk.
As they live in small family groups, when one starts to chortle, the others join in.
Listen for a youngster struggling to effect the "laugh".
These photos were taken in Cheltenham in Sydney, Jervis Bay and in Orbost, Victoria.