Birds

Birds

Laughing kookaburra


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Dacelo novaeguineae
PROFILE:

The kookaburra is the largest kingfisher species in the world. Don’t worry, these birds aren’t making fun of you. Rather, they throw their heads back and belt out a hearty laugh to establish territory between family groups and strengthen pair bonds.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird
NATIVE TO:
Eastern and Southern Australia
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Currently stable
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
zoos up to 20 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Monogamous birds who pair for life in an established year-round territory.
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