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Spike and Matilda wait patiently for their lunch.

Kingfishers have chunky bodies, short necks and tails and strong, long beaks. Kingfishers are carnivorous - they perch above the banks of freshwater streams to catch small fish, crustaceans, reptiles, amphibians and aquatic insects. The most famous kingfisher is the Australian Laughing Kookaburra, with its iconic laugh. Kingfishers are essentially tropical and subtropical land birds, and are closely related to the hornbill.

Fact about Kingfishers

Kookaburras are not particularly selective feeders - their diet of snakes, lizards, rodents and the odd small bird is probably best known, but they live mainly on various insects and other invertebrates.

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Laughing Kookaburra Profiles
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Threat level: Least concern
Least concern
Our Amazing Laughing Kookaburra(s) are currently on displayCrocoseum

 


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Blue-winged Kookaburra Profiles
Spike and Matilda
Threat level: Least concern
Least concern
Our Amazing Blue-winged Kookaburra(s) are currently on display