In many film and TV productions that have scenes in, or are set in jungles, there is usually a cacophony of different noises and sounds that are unique to jungles and rain forests all over the world playing as part of the ambient noise. Of all of them, there is one that seems to be a ubiquitous standout. You may have heard it, goes something like this - "Ooooh oooh ohhhh oooohhhh AHhhh ahhhh ahhhh ahhhh." As if that narrows it down. And no, it’s not from a porno movie. The earliest film I'm aware of that had that this creature's call was 1948's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The next time was on the 1954 film The Creature From The Black Lagoon. I hear it to this this day across all mediums. I always wondered what it was. Was it a bird or a monkey?
I finally discovered what it was. The Kookaburra, a carnivorous bird in the Kingfisher family that is native to Australia and New Guinea, is the source of that hilarious call. Now I know. Now you do too. I'm thinking seriously of using this as my outgoing phone message.