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BIRDS - KINGFISHERS

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ANIMAL FACTS - Kingfishers

According to an Aboriginal legend, the kookaburra's famous chorus of laughter every morning is a signal for the sky people to light the great fire that illuminates and warms the earth by day.

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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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