Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

Kookaburras are the largest members of the kingfisher family. Made famous by the Australian folk song “Kookaburra” by Marion Sinclair, kookaburras perch in trees and vocalize loudly. The birds’ loud, raucous call has been used in hundreds of “jungle” movies set in Asia, Africa and the Americans, although the birds are found only in Australia.

Dacelo novaeguineae


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Forests, Urban Areas, Woodlands

The best time to hear a kookaburra vocalize is shortly after dawn and just before dusk. They vocalize in groups. These birds are active throughout the day but may choose to spend time in their heated enclosed areas on cold or rainy days.

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