Dacelo novaeguineae

About the Kookaburras:

The kookaburra is the largest kingfisher in the world, it is brown and white in colour and well known for its laughing call.

Habitat and Distribution

Kookaburras can be found in forests, woodlands, grassy and scrubby areas as well as in towns and cities.  They are naturally from south and east Australia but have been introduced to south-west Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania.

Kookaburras live in family groups called clans and the young remain with their parents after leaving the nest.  The group always stays in sight or sound of each other and roost together at night.Kookaburras lay between two and four eggs in a nest in a tree hole, trunk or empty termite mound.

Conservation Status: Common

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