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    Kookaburra Facts

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Kookaburras are a large bird breed originating from Australia. They are well known for their call which sounds like laughter. To learn more about the kookaburra bird, see the following facts.

    %%AFC-ADVERT%% Kookaburras are carnivorous creatures, eating snakes, lizards and even other birds.

    At twilight, the kookaburra makes long and loud calls that sound a lot like human laughter. This is a territorial mechanism to warn others to stay away.

    The kookaburra is the largest type of kingfisher bird.

    Kookaburras mate for life and live as couples either on their own, or with others.

    Kookaburra chicks are born blind and featherless. Feathers grow after a month.

    Older chicks help their parents with their next clutch of eggs.

    Kookaburras grow to be about 47cm long and weigh around 5kg.

    Kookaburras never need to drink water, as they get all their required moisture in their food. 

    The kookaburra normally nests in hollow trees or termite mounds.

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