Meaning of alarm bird in English:

alarm bird


  • A name for the kookaburra and other Australian birds with loud piercing calls.

    ‘there are several alarm birds in different sections of the bush’
    • ‘It's been well documented that if the alarm bird is after a particular juicy insect in the air and someone else is going to beat it to it, it will give the alarm call.’
    • ‘Settlers came up with a common name with reference to this predictable timing: 'Alarm Bird'.’
    • ‘The laughing jackass is one nickname for the kookaburra, with other names including jacko and alarm bird.’