Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae (Hermann, 1783)

Upper body dark brown, underparts white. Tail rusty brown with black stripes. Head dull white with a dark brown stripe down the centre and dark brown stripe across the face. Upper bill dark brown, lower bill white-cream. Wings brown with blue edges

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What habitats does Dacelo novaeguineae live in?

Open woodlands, forests and urban areas

What is the distribution of Dacelo novaeguineae?

Eastern and south-western mainland Australia. Introduced toTasmania and New Zealand

How big does Dacelo novaeguineae grow?

Bill to tail length up to 45 cm

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