Laughing Kookaburra

Living in a deciduous forest habitat, the laughing kookaburra dines on a diet of insects and small animals. It is a member of the kingfisher family.


  • Scientific Name: Dacelo novaeguineae
  • Range: Australia (native) & New Zealand (introduced)
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: Birds of the World
  • Cool Animal Fact: Can kill large prey by repeatedly hitting the prey against branches or rocks