Kookaburras

by Piper 3D

Kookaburras are native Australian birds. The scientific name for a kookaburra is dacelo novaeguinae.

Kookaburras have a long and strong beak. They have blue, white and brown feathers. They live in the forest (open wood lands) in Australia, New Guinea and Ari Island. They eat rodents, snakes, lizard and a variety of insects and the young of other birds. They have 2 to 4 eggs at a time in a nest or tree hollow. They predators are cats, dogs, foxes and larger predatory of birds such as eagles and owl. They are the largest kingfisher in the world. Its head goes side to side and its tail goes up and down when they are laughing. In 2000 at the Sydney Olympics the kookaburra was the mascot.



Loss of habitat has led to the death of many kookaburras. If they are to survive, their habitat needs to be protected.