Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

LAUGHING KOOKABURRA

Dacelo novaeguineae

  • Native to: The Laughing Kookaburra is native to the eucalyptus forests and woodlands of eastern mainland Australia.  They have been introduced to New Zealand.
  • Diet: This species are carnivores and their diet consists of rodents, snakes, insects, lizards, worms, birds and frogs.
  • Lifespan: up to 20 years.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern.
  • Fun Facts: 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.

 

 

 

 

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August 7, 2018

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