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  • Laughing Kookaburra

  • Dacelo novaeguineae
  • The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. It is generally off-white and faintly barred below, with a dark brown back, and light blue scallops on the wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family. Raises its tail on alighting.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=312
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=312&p=347
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Laughing Kookaburra

  • The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. It is generally off-white and faintly barred below, with a dark brown back, and light blue scallops on the wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family. Raises its tail on alighting.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Dacelo novaeguineae
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 322
  • Size
  • 40-48cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • The cacklers
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=312&p=347
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=312
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/laughing-kookaburra