Laughing Kookaburra in Tasmania, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Order: Coraciiformes
Suborder: Halcyoni
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Halcyoninae
Genus: Dacelo
Leach, 1815

Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. Lacedo is an anagram of Dacelo.

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Three newly hatched Laughing Kookaburra chicks


An albino kookaburra

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A Laughing Kookaburra with a frog in its beak in Sydney, Australia


Laughing Kookaburra with barbecue meat scraps


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A male Blue-winged Kookaburra

Spangled Kookaburra

All kookaburras are sexually dimorphic, but this is only obvious in the Blue-winged and the Rufous-bellied, where males have blue tails, females rufous.


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