Laughing Kookaburra

Dacelo novaeguineae

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The laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is a bird in the kingfisher subfamily Halcyoninae. It is a large robust kingfisher with a whitish head and a dark eye-stripe. The upperparts are mostly dark brown but there is a mottled light-blue patch on the wing coverts. The underparts are white and the tail is barred with rufous and black. The plumage of the male and female birds is similar. The territorial call is a distinctive laugh that is...

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  1. (c) Geoffrey Cox, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/26389611
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacelo_novaeguineae

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