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* In ''Film/{{Aquaman}}'', a kookaburra sound is heard in the hidden jungles ''at the Earth's core''.



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** Bethany is in South America at the beginning of ''Film/JumanjiTheNextLevel'', and the distinct laugh is heard next to a waterfall.


* In one version of the children's song "Kookaburra", the kookaburra "counts all the monkeys he can see". The species of kookaburra known for its laugh-like cry is native only to Australia, which has no native monkeys. Since the end of that verse has the singer object to being counted as a monkey, "counting monkeys" might be a roundabout way for the kookaburra to make a SonOfAnApe joke.


[[caption-width-right:300:''Merry, merry king of the sound catalogue, he.'' [[https://stevografix.com.au/birds/laughing-kookaburra.html Source]]]]

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It should be noted that Australia does in fact have small areas of jungle/tropical rainforest in the northeast. Though there is no monkeys there.

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It should be noted that Australia does in fact have small areas of jungle/tropical rainforest in the northeast. Though there is are no monkeys there.

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It should be noted that Australia does in fact have small areas of jungle/tropical rainforest in the northeast. Though there is no monkeys there.


* In ''Objective, Burma!'' (1945), the kookaburra is heard early in the movie, in Burma (which is not Australia).

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* In ''Objective, Burma!'' ''Film/ObjectiveBurma'' (1945), the kookaburra is heard early in the movie, in Burma (which is not Australia).


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The sad thing, though, is that this bird is actually only native to UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife, yet in popular culture you can hear him in literally every forest from Latin America over Africa to Asia. A prime example of MisplacedWildlife. Still, the kookaburra laugh has become so prominent for scenes taking place in a jungle that creators will still add it to the soundtrack, because [[TheCoconutEffect somehow it just doesn't sound the same without it.]] The sound effect is quite bemusing for Australians who are used to hearing the sound.

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The sad thing, though, is that this bird is actually only native to UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife, [[UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife Australia]], yet in popular culture you can hear him in literally every forest from Latin America over Africa to Asia. A prime example of MisplacedWildlife. Still, the kookaburra laugh has become so prominent for scenes taking place in a jungle that creators will still add it to the soundtrack, because [[TheCoconutEffect somehow it just doesn't sound the same without it.]] The sound effect is quite bemusing for Australians who are used to hearing the sound.


Compare to MisplacedWildlife (unless a story is set in Australia) and MusicAndSoundEffects.

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Compare to Subtrope of MisplacedWildlife (unless a story is set in Australia) and MusicAndSoundEffects.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'': One short had Goofy going tiger hunting in the Central Asian jungle and the first shots of the jungles start off with all kinds of jungle sounds, including the kookaburra.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'': One short had Goofy going tiger hunting in the Central Asian Indian jungle and the first shots of the jungles start off with all kinds of jungle sounds, including the kookaburra.

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* In ''Film/TheLeechWoman'', when the characters travel to the African jungle, a kookaburra is heard yet again.

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** Drawn attention to when the film appeared on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. "Hey, it's the 'ooh-ooh-ooh-oh-oh-ah-ah-ah-ah' creature."


One of the StockSoundEffects that pop up whenever films, cartoons or TV series depict a jungle environment with a NoisyNature is the cackling laugh of the a species of kingfisher called the kookaburra, which sounds something like: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA0-YAoo9Q OOOOOO-HOOO-OOO-HOO-HOO-AHAHAHAHA]]" and is often assumed to be a monkey by people unfamiliar with the bird. It doesn't help much that we often hear the sound [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen without actually seeing the animal making it]], thus adding to the confusion. The laugh sounds great and really puts in the right mood for a mysterious adventure set in an impenetrable jungle.

Sad thing, though, is that this bird is actually only native to UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife, yet in popular culture you can hear him in literally every forest from Latin America over Africa to Asia. A prime example of MisplacedWildlife. Still the kookaburra laugh has become so prominent for scenes taking place in a jungle that creators will still add it to the soundtrack, because [[TheCoconutEffect somehow it just doesn't sound the same without it.]] The sound effect is quite bemusing for Australians who are used to hearing the sound.

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One of the StockSoundEffects that pop up whenever films, cartoons or TV series depict a jungle environment with a NoisyNature is the cackling laugh of the a species of kingfisher called the kookaburra, which sounds something like: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA0-YAoo9Q OOOOOO-HOOO-OOO-HOO-HOO-AHAHAHAHA]]" and is often assumed to be a monkey by people unfamiliar with the bird. It doesn't help much that we often hear the sound [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen without actually seeing the animal making it]], thus adding to the confusion. The laugh sounds great and really puts in the right mood for a mysterious adventure set in an impenetrable jungle.

Sad The sad thing, though, is that this bird is actually only native to UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife, yet in popular culture you can hear him in literally every forest from Latin America over Africa to Asia. A prime example of MisplacedWildlife. Still Still, the kookaburra laugh has become so prominent for scenes taking place in a jungle that creators will still add it to the soundtrack, because [[TheCoconutEffect somehow it just doesn't sound the same without it.]] The sound effect is quite bemusing for Australians who are used to hearing the sound.

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