Laughing kookaburra facts for kids
The laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is a type of kingfisher. They were previously called the laughing jackass and the giant kingfisher.
It is thought that laughing kookaburras only have one mate for their whole life.
They are normally off white with pale brown lines. They have brown wings and back. They look similar to the Blue-winged kookaburra which is found in the same area. male and female birds look similar. They are 43 to 45 cm long and weigh around 0.5 kg.
Relationship with humans
They can become tame and may accept meat from a human's hand.
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