By Julia. F 3D

Kookaburras are native Australian birds.

The kookaburra's scientific name is Dacelo novaeguineae. Kookaburras are related to kingfishers. A kookaburra is a type of bird so they lay eggs.

The kookaburras live in trees and in Australian forests.

Kookaburras eat insects, small birds, small snakes, small lizards, frogs, fish, earthworms and caterpillars. Kookaburras have short thick bodies, large heads and long straight bills. Their feathers are brown, black or white with blue markings.

Their predators are cats, foxes and eagles.

A laughing kookaburra may live up to 20 years.

The blue winged kookaburra is a northern species.

Young kookaburras stay with their parents for four or more years. A kookaburra's threat is when people cut down their trees.

Kookaburras are interesting because they are good parents.