Blue-winged Kookaburra

Blue-winged Kookaburra

Dacelo leachii
Blue-winged Kookaburra at Tayto Park

About Me

Unlike other kingfishers, kookaburras are sedentary and territorial year-round. They spend a great deal of energy in boundary-marking displays, and their vocalizations sound like barks and hiccups. They are sexually dimorphic; the male has a blue tail while the female has a rufous tail with black bars. 


Pairs remain together until one of them dies. Kookaburras are cooperative breeders, consisting of a breeding pair and helpers to rear the chicks. They nest in old trees with hollows.

Conservation Status:

Least Concern

LC Least Concern NT Near Threatened VU Vulnerable EN Endangered CR Critically Endangered EX Extinct

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Conservation at Tayto Park