Laughing Kookaburra

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Scientific Name
Dacelo novaeguineae

Type
Bird

Lifespan
up to 20 years

Size
15-18 in tall

Average Weight
.8-1 lb

Group Name
Flock

Group Size
Varies

Name of Young
Chick

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We Are:Common
Kookaburras are found in many aprts of Australia.

Did you know?

  • They are the largest member of the kingfisher family. Kookaburras are native to Australia and New Zealand.
  • They have a very recognizable call that has made its way into our popular culture. It is often featured in jungle themed movie and television soundtracks regardless of the setting’s location.
  • Kookaburras are well known for their unique vocalizations and are called “bushman’s clocks” because they call at dusk and dawn. In aboriginal folklore, when the world was created, Kookaburras were told to wake everything up.

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