Laughing Kookaburra Bird Skull


The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is a bird in the kingfisher subfamily Halcyoninae. It is a large robust kingfisher with a whitish head and a brown eye-stripe.


Laughing Kookaburra Bird Skull Replica measures 4.5 inches. Laughing Kookaburra Bird Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Laughing Kookaburras or Dacelo novaeguineae are terrestrial tree kingfishers of Australia and New Guinea. The laughing kookaburra is Australia’s national symbol. The kookaburra is a brown colored bird, about the size of a crow.

The male Laughing Kookaburras or Dacelo novaeguineae is easily distinguished from the female by the blue hues on his wing feathers and darker blue on his tail feathers. The female has a small bit of blue on her wing feathers. Largest of Kingfishers. Eastern and South Western Australia.

Laughing Kookaburras or Dacelo novaeguineae are sexually dimorphic. This is noticeable in the blue winged and the rufous bellied, where males have blue tails and females have reddish brown tails.

Unusually for close relatives, the laughing and blue-winged species are direct competitors in the area where their ranges now overlap. This suggests that these two species evolved in isolation, possibly during a period when Australia and New Guinea were more distant

Laughing Kookaburras or Dacelo novaeguineae are almost exclusively carnivorous, eating mice, snakes, insects, small reptiles, and the young of other birds; unlike many other kingfishers, they rarely eat fish, although they have been known to take goldfish from garden ponds. In zoos they are usually fed food for birds of prey.

The most social birds will accept handouts and will take meat from barbecues. It is generally not advised to feed kookaburras ground beef or pet food, as these do not include enough calcium and roughage.

They are territorial, except for the rufous bellied, which often live with their young from the previous season. They often sing as a chorus to mark their territory.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 in
Kookaburra Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Halcyoninae
Genus: Dacelo
Type species: Dacelo novaeguineae
Conservation status: Least concerned