With its distinctive call and large beak, the Kookaburra is part of the Kingfisher family. The large bird, between 28 and 42cm tall, is easily identified by its bright blue wing feathers. Native to Australia and New Guinea, there are four known species of kookaburras - rufous-bellied, spangled, laughing and blue-winged. Preying on birds, fish, snakes and small native marsupials, the Kookaburra can be found in all number of coastal and inland forest areas where they can find food. The 'Laughing Kookaburra' is the bird emblem of New South Wales.