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Scientific Name:
Dacelo novaeguineae

Conservation Status:
Least concern

Where to see them:
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Fun Facts:

Kookaburras are the largest members of the kingfisher family.

The kookaburra’s call is one of the most well-known bird calls in the world.

Kookaburra

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Size
15 to 17 inches; 7 to 9 pounds

Range
Eastern and southern Australia

Habitat
woodland forest areas

Lifestyle
Kookaburras live in pairs or small family groups.

Food
Kookaburras are carnivorous, preying on small mammals, snakes and birds.

Life Cycle
Kookaburras live in pairs. Females lay clutches of two to four eggs in tree cavities, and eggs are incubated by both parents. Chicks leave the nest approximately 30 days after hatching.  Offspring may remain with the adults to rear other chicks. Kookaburras can live into their 20s.

Some of My Neighbors (IN THE WILD)
Kangaroos

Population Status & Threats
Common