Kookaburra Laugh Video Listern to Kookaburras Laughing on YouTube
The kookaburra's call is usually heard at dawn and dusk but it may also be heard, less frequently, at any time of the day. It starts off as a slow chuckle 'oooo' and then builds up to boisterous 'ha ha ha'. Researchers have found that members of a family unit laugh in a similar manner, as though they are all laughing from the same "hymn sheet". The family unit vocalise together like a chorus to amplify their claim to their territory. If any rival groups are within ear-shot they too may respond, filling the air with, what sounds to us humans as, a cacophony of raucous laughter.
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