It turns out that the iconic laughing Kookaburra is the largest Kingfisher in the world. Theories abound but perhaps this is due in main to its aversion to the typical weight watching diet of fish, preferring the apparent calorie rich fast food diet of lizards, mice (and if he's making an afternoon of it, ssssnake.) Pre meal witnesses have reported seeing Kookaburras dropping their catch repeatedly onto hard surfaces and theories point to ancient tenderising techniques. Clearly bones are tough to digest for this stocky jovial character. It's a little known fact that the characteristic call from which the laughing Kookaburra gets its (rather apparent) name is actually a courtesy wake up call to the sky people to 'light the great fire' and herald the new day. We say keep up the good work!
Our large version of this much lauded bird is a life size 420mm tall and 300mm wide (including branch like spike) in 3mm Corten steel. It's easily hammered into most wooden structures and will rust to a deep brown.