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What's that other Australian bird that makes a sound like "woowoowoowoowoo" in a fast manner? You can hear it on 808 State's "Pacific". --Abdull 15:35, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Already found that out by myself: it's the North American Loon - although I heard that sound in the Syndey area (sound examples: ! Any more guesses? --Abdull 15:44, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
I'll guess Lyrebird, but I can only really recognise Kookaburra and Magpie calls well. Quolnok 14:31, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

When I learnt that song it was "coolabah tree" not "old gum tree". Quolnok 14:31, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Bird call suggestion[edit]

I thought you might actually have heard a pheasant call. it's a low-ish woo-woo-woo-woo-woo sound, too. not sure where to find an example online, but it's a sound that is pretty distinct. Are you asking for the cucko pheasant call? is so i have a recording of it [have plenty of them were i live] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Littlepaty46 (talkcontribs) 06:12, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

New Picture?[edit]

Kookaburra perched on a sign

I took this picture recently, would there be any where it can be placed? -- KaiAdin 13:43, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes - see species page Cas Liber 02:56, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Proposed merger of all Kookaburra articles[edit]

  • Support - I propose that the Laughing Kookaburra, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Blue-winged Kookaburra and Spangled Kookaburra articles be merged into Kookaburra article. To be more specific, I think that each of these articles should be merged into the Classification and species subsection of the Kookaburra article. By doing this, we would be removing four Wikipedia stub articles and expanding the Kookaburra article at the same time. This could make the Kookaburra article a first rate article. Let me know what you think.--Just James 07:33, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Wikipedia is big enough so that species less distinctive than these have their own pages. The Laughing Kookaburra could have enough info on its own to be a longish FA one day. There would be plenty of info on each page that is mutually exclusive. The species are all very different. Cas Liber 07:21, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - same as above, all four species are distinct & need to have their own specific page to expand. Redirecting scientific name to a group instead of species are inaccurate. If merged, the taxobox will be overcrowded or eliminated? Also, there's another kookaburra spesies from different (monotypic) genus Clytoceyx, the Shovel-billed Kookaburra. --Stavenn 09:00, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - They are distinct taxa and deserve their own separate articles, which can be expanded from stubs in time. That should not prevent 'Kookaburra' from becoming a good article in itself. Maias 11:45, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Please note the fact that a number of the Laughing Kookaburra' images in the Laughing Kookaburra article are identical to ones in the Kookaburra article, thereby contributing to the Laughing Kookaburra article's larger size.--Just James 07:54, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Umm...a few images is a minor point. There is alot of material that really only refers to the laughing kookaburra alone (pop culture and problems with introduction to WA come to mind). See Crow and how the species are treated there. Cas Liber 18:36, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
If the idea was devoid of any point, then I wouldn't have bothered suggesting it. As for being stupid, that is your opinion sir.--Just James 23:53, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Case closed - You've all made your point. I apologise for any inconvenience I may have caused. I'll removed the tags from the articles.--Just James 23:53, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

edit link bunching[edit]

Three tries, and I still can't fix it. I give up. Somebody please put the images into a gallery... Please? goffrie (talk) 00:15, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Kookaburra Sport[edit]

There is no mention in the "Culture" part of the article of the Kookaburra Sport company and, in particular, the kookaburra cricket ball which is widely used in test cricket. Perhaps someone should include this? Elostirion (talk) 23:05, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

And the iconic image on the 'Early Kooka' ovens produced by Metters Limited, if I forget. cygnis insignis 07:24, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Culture or Popular Culture[edit]

I would suggest an entry in Culture, or a new section called Popular Culture (or whatever that section should be) for an entry about the sound of the laughing kookaburra, played backward, as the iconic sound of the bottle nosed dolphin, used in nearly every television show and movie since Flipper. The sound has even recently appeared in a Dairy Queen commercial. I believe I even heard the stock "dolphin" sound in one of the James Bond movies, near the end. Was it Casino Royale? Was it another movie, but it took place in the Mediterranean? Possibly even The Talented Mr. Ripley? In any case, the laughing kookaburra should be given credit where credit is due. giggle 01:38, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

laughing kookaburra sexually dimorphic[edit]

in your article you refer to the laughing kookaburra as sexually dimorphic which i understand is how we can distinguish between male and female but apparently that only applies to the blue winged kookaburra my question is how can i tell the female from the male in the species of the laughing kookaburra? [i have search several books without finding an answer if anyone knows i will be really grateful since i get about 6 of the birds always at my place. littlepaty46 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Littlepaty46 (talkcontribs) 06:34, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

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Vintage Australian Music[edit]

Kookaburra ScottisheTradimus (talk) 08:43, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Suggestion for Popular Culture Addition[edit]

I recall reading on several occasions that the voice of Flipper the Dolphin was a heavily modified and edited kookaburra song. This may only apply to the American television series of the mid 1960s and possibly the 1963 movie on which it was based. Can anybody confirm this with proper citation? Hopefully somebody with editing experience can research citations and amend the entry in the proper format. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:01, 6 August 2017 (UTC)