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Kookaburra

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“Dacelo Novaeguineae”

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The laughing kookaburra is another onomatopoeic bird.

Known as the laughing kookaburra it is so difficult not to join in when you hear it!

Native to Australia it is the largest member of the kingfisher family and is also called 

“the tree kingfisher”

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They can live up to 20 years in captivity.

It has dark brown plumage and a white head. It has a red tail with black bars. Its beak is 10cm in length and they eat small snakes, lizards, and rodents.

They are 39 to 42cm in length

 They have a wingspan of 55 to 66cm

 They weigh in at 310 to 480g.

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