Blue-winged Kookaburra

Blue-winged Kookaburra, Dacelo leachii

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Scientific name: Dacelo leachii




Call: a maniacal cackling or barking

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[1] Immelmann, K. (1960). Behavioural observations on several species of Western Australian birds. Emu, 60(4), 237-244. doi: 10.1071/MU960237

[2] Legge, S. (2004). Kookaburra: King of the Bush. Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO.

[3] Simpson, K., & Day, N. (1988). Field guide to the birds of Australia. London, UK: Christopher Helm.

[4] Woinarski, J. C. Z., Brock, C., Armstrong, M., Hempel, C., Cheal, D., & Brennan, K. (2000). Bird distribution in riparian vegetation in the extensive natural landscape of Australia’s tropical savanna: a broad‐scale survey and analysis of a distributional data base. Journal of Biogeography, 27(4), 843-868. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2699.2000.00439.x


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Blue-winged Kookaburra Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Dacelo leachii leachii NWAustralia (Kimberley Division) to se Queensland)
Dacelo leachii cervina Melville I. and adjacent humid coastal Northern Territory
Dacelo leachii cliftoni NW Australia (Hamersley and Pilbara regions)
Dacelo leachii intermedia S New Guinea (Amazon Bay to Bensbach River)
Dacelo leachii kempi Islands in Torres Strait and ne Australia
Dacelo leachii superflua SW Irian Jaya (Mimika River to Merauke District)

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