SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dacelo novaeguineae
HABITAT: Eastern and southwestern Australia, introduce to Tasmania and New Zealand
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
FUN FACT: The kookaburra’s call is one of the most familiar sounds of the Australian bush. It is heard most often at dawn and dusk, when groups announce themselves with loud, laughing choruses. The call is composed of five different elements, which individuals mix and repeat to form their own sequences, usually with a loud repeated “Hahaha” in the middle.
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