kookaburra

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Etymology[edit]

From Wiradhuri guuguubarra, of onomatopoeic origin.

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kookaburra ‎(plural kookaburras)

  1. Any of several species of kingfishers in the genus Dacelo, known for their laugh-like call.

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  • Dixon, R. M. W., Bruce Moore, W. S. Ramson, Mandy Thomas (2006) Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning, 2nd ed. edition, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-554073-5, page 86