Kookaburra

INTRODUCTION

The largest of the kingfishers, kookaburras mate for life, living in pairs or small family groups. They are found in open woodland areas throughout Australia and New Guinea. At twilight, kookaburras make loud, long calls that sound like laughter to let all know the boundaries of their territory. Despite being a member of the kingfisher family, they don’t eat fish. They use their large beaks to catch snakes, lizards, small birds, mice and insects.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Dacelo novaeguineae

Status:

Least concern

Size:

45 cm

Weight:

0.5 Kg

Life Span in Wild:

20 years

Habitat:

Woodlands

Diet:

Carnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

snakes, large lizards, worms, snails, insects, frogs, small birds, rodents

Where Do I Live?

Australia

Do I Have Any Predators?

Wedge-tailed eagles, cats, brown goshawks, large owls, foxes, grey butcher birds

How Do I Live?

Lives in groups with 3 or more.

Why Am I Endangered?

No major threats

0 0items

Your shopping cart is empty.

Items/Products added to Cart will show here.