A Tasmanian Kookaburra sits on the old car window

Merry merry king of the bush is he

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Side profile of a kookaburra on a tree
📷 Bernard Spragg NZ via flickr

Up until today we thought there was nothing better than waking up to the delightful sounds of a kookaburra laughing. That is, until we saw this clip of a cheeky Tasmanian Kookaburra stubbornly refusing to fly off from an open car window. Check out the full clip below which will sure to bring you a belly laugh, just like those adorable Tasmanian Kookaburras. 

If you ask us, that kookaburra is totally unperturbed as the window is wound up and down. In fact, it looks like he’s embracing the ride and making the most of his new found fame! 

Despite being a distinctly Australian bird, Kookaburras were only introduced to Tasmania in the 1900s to control snake numbers. Their brash nature has allowed them to thrive in the southern state and are now growing at a rate faster than on the mainland. 

So next time you’ve got your car window down, have your camera ready just in case this little guy decides to pop by for a laugh.