Kookaburra, Laughing

Kookaburra, Laughing

Dacelo novaeguineae

Vital Statistics

Height:

2 - 3 inches

Weight:

13 - 16 ounces

Diet:

Mice, fish and insects

Conservation:

Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Woodlands and open forests of the souther portion of western Australia

At The Zoo

World of Adaptations

Did You Know?

The name of this bird comes from its vocalization, a repeated "kook-kook-kook-ka-ka-ka" call that rises and falls in volume as family members join in to form a raucous chorus that sounds like laughter.