Kookaburra Hand Puppet
Kookaburras are the largest of all the kingfishers. Although well-known for being an Australian bird, Kookaburras are also found in New Guinea. Kookaburras are famous for their call, which sounds like laughter (you can hear it further down the page). Groups of Kookaburras often call loudly at dawn and dusk. There are four species of Kookaburra
Despite its name, the Shovel-Billed Kookaburra (Clytoceyx rex) is in a different genus.
Kookaburras all have long bills, which can grow up to 4 in (10 cm) long.
Although Kookaburras are in the ‘Tree Kingfisher’ family, they don’t need to live near water and fish isn’t a major part of their diet.
Kookaburras are the largest of all the kingfishers.
Although well-known for being an Australian bird, Kookaburras are also found in New Guinea. The birds’ calls are known as the ‘Bushman’s Clock’.
All Kookaburras are rated as being of ‘Least Concern’ on the IUCN Red List.
Kookaburras have learned to live alongside humans, and are often seen in suburban areas.
Kookaburras have been known to prey on chicks and ducklings on farms.
The Kookaburra features in the popular children’s song, ‘Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree’. You can read more about the song at this Wikipedia page.
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