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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Laughing Jackass Alternate name
Dacelo novaeguineae Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
45cm Length
Open dry forest, agricultural land, urban areas, gardens, in:- [Austrailia:- New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria & Western Austrailia] New Zealand - Int & Tasmania Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 eggs incubation & care by both parents & older siblings. August to January Clutch
Invertebrates, crustaceans, reptiles, frogs, small mammals and birds Food
Territorial living in family groups. Habits
1088 World Number

Least Concern


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Laughing Kookaburra duet and call
(Dacelo novaeguineae novaeguineae)
Niels Krabbe XC33173
17-11-2006, Australia

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