The Kookaburra is native to Australia and New Guinea, it is a terrestrial tree kingfisher.
We watched this one eating worms in Centennial Park, in Sydney. It was quite fascinating, it would sit in the lower branches of the tree and then swoop down as soon as it saw a worm. The grass had been mowed a few days before so I guess there was more opportunity for food.
Their sound is quite distinctive and that is probably where it got the name of Laughing Kookaburra.