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Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo gigas or Dacelo novaeguineae


The Laughing Kookaburra is not really laughing when it makes its familiar call. The cackle of the Laughing Kookaburra is actually a territorial call to warn other birds to stay away. - See more at:


Most area where there are suitable trees

Notes: this paper explains the history of this two scientific names.

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HI! Thanks for sharing the nice photo of the Laughing Kookaburra! Please add the scientific name, habitat, description so that it is complete. Thanks!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Mar 30, 2014
Submitted on Apr 4, 2014

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