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Laughing Kookaburra

These quintessentially Australian birds are not native to Western Australia and were introduced over 120 years ago.

Bushland Birds Bushland Heathland Non-native Species

Noongar Names: Kaa Kaa

Scientific Name: Dacelo novaeguineaem

Conservation Status: Introduced

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Kookaburras have adapted well to urban areas and visit home gardens regularly

Natural Distribution: Widespread and dispersing throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Tree hollows and man-made structures

Diet: Reptiles, frogs, small mammals, birds

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Not applicable, possible pest control

ReWild Benefits

Laughing Kookaburras are introduced and the ecological impact is being assessed. They could help to control pest species (rats and mice) within the urban environment. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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