LAUGHING KOOKABURRADacelo novaeguineae
Conservation Status: Low Risk / Least Concern
Dark brown and white with blue rump and barred reddish tail
½ - 1 lb.
Eucalyptus forest and woodlands
September – January
Snakes, lizards, rodents, insects, and other invertebrates
Group starts its day with loud cackling laughing chorus. They spend long periods perched and on the lookout for prey.
1. Largest member of the kingfisher family.
2. Mate for life. Both parents help in incubation, brooding, and rearing young.
3. Nests are usually in a natural cavity.