The mascots at the Summer 2000 games in Sydney, Australia, were a platypus named Syd, an echidna called Millie, and a kookaburra called Olly.
A kookaburra flies between the clusters of trees with buoyant, floating wing beats.
There's a kookaburra outside my window as I'm writing today.
The yammering kookaburra , usually so talkative, was silent, for he too was fast asleep.
Here and there the raucous laughter of the kookaburra seemed to mock our attempt.
I didn't know what they were, but I wondered if they might be a species of kookaburra .
Maybe that's what started the kookaburra laughing.
Early in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the long, raucous call of an Australian kookaburra rings out in the Americas, but Budney appreciates it as homage to the corny roots of jungle-adventure movies.
Elsewhere in the valley you might see other birds as fantastic as their names: gang-gangs, king parrots, satin bowerbirds, laughing kookaburras , and lyre-birds that dance in clearings with tails fanned out like peacocks.
I'd never seen so many kookaburras in one place.