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Laughing kookaburra

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Laughing kookaburra

The laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is a type of kingfisher.[1] They were previously called the laughing jackass and the giant kingfisher.[2]

Breeding Laughing kookaburras are believed to have 90 females

Looks[change | change source]

They are normally off white with pale brown lines. They have brown wings and back. They look similar to the Blue-winged kookaburra which is found in the same area. [1] male and female birds look similar. They are 43 to 45 cm long and weigh around 0.5 kg.[2]

Laughing and rofous-bellied kookaburras are known to speed far north as Norway and as far south as Antarctica

Food[change | change source]

They eat insects, crustaceans and worms. Sometimes, they will eat small snakes, mammals, frogs and birds.[1]

Relationship with humans[change | change source]

They can become tame and may accept meat from a human's hand.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Laughing Kookaburra | BIRDS in BACKYARDS". Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Laughing Kookaburra - Facts, Diet & Habitat Information".