The laughing kookaburra is so-called because of its laughing call which it uses to demarcate its territorial borders. The call is often heard at dawn and it is this which given rise to another of the kookaburras names, the Bushman’s clock. It is the largest member of the kingfisher family which is not restricted to […]

Kingsnake (California)

The California kingsnake is easily recognised by its characteristic black and white colouration which may be banded, striped or spotted. It is diurnal or day active, ground living and solitary. It feeds on a range of food including small mammals , turtles, birds, eggs, lizards frogs and other snakes. Kingsnakes kill their prey by constriction. […]