The laughing kookaburra is a medium-sized bird species native to eastern Australia. Those birds are the largest species of the kingfisher family. Also, they are most popular for their sound. They can found forest, woodland, or gardens and feeds mostly insects, snakes, worms.
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NAME & SCIENTIFIC NAME
Laughing kookaburra belongs to the family Alcedinidae and the genus of Dacelo. It is a species of the kingfisher. There are 2 sub-species in the world. Their conservation status is 'Least Concern'. They have a large population, with no widespread threats
HABITAT & LIVING LOCATION
The laughing kookaburra is found in Eastern Australia, New Zealand. They are habitats such as woodlands, open forests, cities, gardens.
They have a whitish head and brown eye-stripe. Their upperparts are mostly dark brown colored and Their underparts are cream-white colored. The tail is barred with rufous and black. The appearance of the male and female birds is similar. An adult length around 41 cm to 47 cm and the wingspan up to 56 cm to 66 cm. The male weighs 196 g to 450 g and the female 190 g to 465 g. They can fly at speed of up to 32 km/h.
LIFESPAN & LIFESTYLE
Their lifespan up to 20 years in the wild. The Laughing kookaburra is a diurnal and solitary bird. But sometimes they live in a small group.
At the age of 11 to 12 months males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 26 days. Laughing kookaburra lay one to five eggs in a breeding season. The young are called 'Chick'. Those young spend 10 weeks with their mothers.