Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Laughing Kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
Described by: Hermann (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Kookaburra, Giant Kingfisher, Brown Kingfisher, Laughing Kingfisher, Jackass
Old scientific name(s): Dacelo gigas
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RangeSw. and e. Australia. Ex. n. New Zealand;
(1) Ne. Queensland to s. of Cape York Peninsula.
(2) Australia (nc. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and se. South Australia).
Introduced to sw. Western Australia, Tasmania, Kangaroo Is. and Flinders Is. in the Bass Strait and ex. n. New Zealand.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian National Botanic Gardens
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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