Laughing Kookaburra

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Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae
The kookaburra is the largest bird in the kingfisher family. Like other kingfishers, it has a thick, strong beak for catching and crushing insects and other small prey. It bashes larger prey such as snakes and fish against the ground or a branch.
Fact file:

Length: 1.4 ft

Weight: 13 to 16 oz

Lifespan: 15 to 20 yrs

Habitat: Forest

Diet: Insects, snakes, lizards, rodents, and small birds

Current Range: Eastern and southern Australia including Tasmania