Other Names: Great Brown Kingfisher, Laughing Jackass
Voice: Chuckling; loud laughing made by group to claim territory
Food: Mainly insects and invertebrates but sometimes snakes, lizards and rodents.
Where Found: Woodlands and open forests.
Habits: Alone or in pairs, perching ready to pounce, they watch for prey, which they batter before swallowing.
Nesting: Tree hollow or hole in termite mound. Eggs incubated by female helped by unmated young birds.