[Dacelo novaeguineae]
  Habitat: Eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia
  Height:
15-18”
  Weight: 13-16 oz
  Max Lifespan:
20 years
  Incubation Period:
2-4 weeks
  Number of Young:
1-5 (usually 3)
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

 

 

- Gets its moniker from its manic laughter-like call
- The largest member of the kingfisher family
- Even though they are kingfishers, they eat more reptiles and rodents than fish
- Although not currently considered threatened, loss of habitat is a primary threat

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