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Dacelo novaeguineae

2 Laughing Kookaburra at suppressed

Dacelo novaeguineae at suppressed - 31 Aug 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae at suppressed - 31 Aug 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae at suppressed - 31 Aug 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae at suppressed - 31 Aug 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae at suppressed - 31 Aug 2019
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Identification history

Dacelo novaeguineae 9 Sep 2019 RyuCallaway
Dacelo novaeguineae 8 Sep 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

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Author's notes

This pair of Laughing Kookaburras were intent on “protecting” their tree from Gang-gang Cockatoos. They were in the gum tree when the four Gang-gangs arrived. Only one kookaburra went after the Gang-gangs. This kookaburra then flew at the second kookaburra who went to a dead branch. The other kookaburra flew to a hollow in the trunk of the tree. It spent a bit of time with its body inside and only its tail outside. It was able to go all the way in, where it stayed for a minute or so. Some wood chips few out and a little while later its head appeared outside the hollow, where it paused, before flying out to a nearby branch. It then quickly flew back to a second hollow below the first one. It did not go inside the second hollow but stayed on the outside.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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