Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54470

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Alcedinidae
Genus:Dacelo
Genus species:Dacelo novaeguineae

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The laughing kookaburra has mostly brown feathers with a paler underside. There are black bands on its tail.
Habitat:Forests
Diet:Carnivore: insects, snakes, lizards, rodents, small birds, crabs
Reproduction:Kookaburras build their nests in tree holes, where 2-3 eggs are laid. In 24 days, the eggs hatch. Even though the young will fledge at six weeks, parents will feed them for up to 13 weeks. Kookaburras can live for 20 years.
Mating pairs remain together for life.
Behavior:Young kookaburras may remain in their parents' territory for four years to help defend and raise later broods.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:These birds are well known for their easily-identifiable call - it sounds like they're laughing.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Australia
Southwestern Australia
Date:1971-01 Subjects:Laughing kookaburra
perching birds
Kookaburra
Dacelo
Kingfishers
Coraciiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54470