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ANIMAL FACTS - Kingfishers

Blue-winged Kookaburras prefer environments near water and are found mainly in the northern parts of Australia.

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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.

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Laughing Kookaburra

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Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Laughing Kookaburra(s) Profiles

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Blue-winged Kookaburra

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Our Amazing Blue-winged Kookaburra(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Blue-winged Kookaburra(s) Profiles

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