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Laughing kookaburra

Australia·Bird

These birds live in loose family groups. When a mating pair is incubating its eggs, the other family members hunt and defend the family's territory. The whole family helps care for the chicks once they’re hatched. Kookaburras establish their territory to other birds through their laughing call, which can be heard most frequently at dawn and dusk.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span11-20 years
  • Body sizearound 16 in. long
  • Native habitat Forests and wetlands of Eastern Australia
  • DietLizards, insects, snakes, mice, worms
Australian shoveler Eclectus parrot

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