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Conservation status: Not threatened or endangered.


This large bird with a whitish head and dark eye-stripes has a destinctive ‘laugh’ often delivered by many birds at the same time. They are native to eastern mainland Australia and occupy eucalypt forests, woodland, city parks and gardens. They are a monogamous animal and retain the same partner for life.  Laughing kookaburras enjoy eating small animals including lizards, insects, worms and snakes.  Kookaburras have no widespread threats and are not classified as a threatened species. 


Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae

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