LAUGHING KOOKABURRA

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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