Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra


Dacelo novaeguineae

The Laughing Kookaburra is native to the eucalyptus forests and woodlands of eastern mainland Australia.  They have been introduced to New Zealand.

Known as the ‘Bushmans Alarm Clock’ due to their loud calls at dawn and dusk, the Laughing Kookaburra is the largest member of the Kingfisher family.

They will keep the same mate for life (monogamous) and a wild group would typically be made up of a breeding pair and up to 5 non-breeding offspring.  The whole group will take part in incubating and feeding offspring and defending their territory.

This species are carnivores and their diet consists of rodents, snakes, insects, lizards, worms, birds and frogs.

Lifespan – Up to 20 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern






Posted on

August 7, 2018