Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) - terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, The kookaburra's loud call sounds like echoing human laughter. carnivorous. Kookaburras are known to eat the young of other birds, mice, snakes, insects and small reptiles. They have also been known to take goldfish from garden ponds. In zoos they are usually fed food for birds of prey. HALCYONIDAE.