The kookaburra is forest kingfisher who is strictly on the continent of Australia. It is found in the arid forests, brush land, and the edges of plains throughout Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. Kookaburras are usually eighteen inches in length with an exceptionally large beak, short neck, legs, and tails. The color is mostly brown and white with blue-green feathers on the head. Although it is a king "fisher" it does not require open water in its habitat preying on snakes, lizards, small mammals, young birds, crabs, and insects. Kookaburra cries are heard at dawn, noon, and sunset which leads to their nick name "the bush man's clock."