The call of the Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is a quintessentially Australian sound. Having said that, there were many older movies where the Kookaburra’s call was used as a background noise in tropical jungle scenes! Also, the Kookaburra is an introduced species in Tasmania!
This pair of kookaburras entertained us in Margate, Tasmania. Photo taken in August 2011. The harbour of Kettering can be seen in the background.