Todays bird puzzle

To: "martin butterfield" <>, "canberra birds" <>
Subject: Todays bird puzzle
From: "Barbara Preston" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 17:00:08 +1100

following my immediate reply to Martin ('jackass'), I checked :
kook·a·bur·ra      [kook-uh-bur-uh, -buhr-uh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
an Australian kingfisher, Dacelo gigas, having a loud, harsh cry that resembles laughter.
Also called laughing jackass.

[Origin: 1885–90; < Wiradjuri gugubarra (imit.)]
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