Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae

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Scientific name: Dacelo novaeguineae




Call: a low, hiccuping chuckle

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

[2] Nathan, A., Legge, S., & Cockburn, A. (2001). Nestling aggression in broods of a siblicidal kingfisher, the laughing kookaburra. Behavioral Ecology, 12(6), 716-725. doi: 10.1093/beheco/12.6.716

[3] Reyer, H.-U., & Schimdl, D. (1988). Helpers have little to laugh about: group structure and vocalization in the laughing kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae. Emu, 88(3), 150-160. doi: 10.1071/MU9880150

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


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Laughing Kookaburra Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Dacelo novaeguineae novaeguineae E and se Australia; introduced Tasmania and sw Australia
Dacelo novaeguineae minor NE Australia (Cape York Peninsula south to Cooktown)

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