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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


Australia - 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2002 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2001 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Perth, Western Australia, Australia - Aug 7, 2006 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Sw. and e. Australia. Ex. n. New Zealand;
Three populations;
(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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