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Laughing Kookaburra

Scientific Name

Dacelo novaeguineae
Category:
Native Animals

The laughing kookaburra is the largest kingfisher in Australia. They get their name from their call, which sounds like laughter.

They feed on insects, grubs, snakes, lizards and rodents.

Kookaburras live in open forests, woodlands and urban areas. You’re likely to have kookaburras visit you in your backyard.