Name that bird

It’s a staple of the foley artist of decades ago, when adding sounds to jungle-themed films. It’s the bird call that goes, ‘Koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo! Cah! Cah! Cah! Cah!’

What is it?




I should have guessed!

Merry merry king of the bush is he!

According to the movies, the Kookaburra probably has the most extensive range of any known bird. :wink:

For the record, they don’t live in jungles, but in woodland.

And in suburbia. It’s quite fun to wake up to a kookaburra’s laugh.

Another good “jungle bird” call is the Screaming Piha of Amazonia. This one actually does live in the jungle.

This old hit by Martin Denny sprang immediately to mind.