A large kingfisher (Dacelo novaeguineae) of southern and eastern Australia, having brown and white plumage and a call resembling raucous laughter.
Any of several similar kingfishers of the genera Dacelo and Clytoceyx of Australia, New Guinea, and neighboring islands.
An Australian kingfisher (Dacelo gigas) with an abrupt, harsh cry suggestive of loud laughter.
Origin of kookaburra
Wiradhuri (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) gugubarra of imitative origin