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Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), also known as the " Laughing Jackass ", is a carnivorous bird in the kingfisher family Halcyonidae. Native to eastern Australia, it has also been introduced to parts of New Zealand, Tasmania and Western Australia. Male and female adults are similar in plumage, which is predominantly brown and white. A common and familiar bird, this species of kookaburra is well known for its laughing call.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
22
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.41474
EDGE Score: 1.8586

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  334 grams
Birth Weight [2]  30.4 grams
Female Weight [1]  356 grams
Male Weight [1]  313 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  13.7 %
Female Maturity [3]  1 year
Male Maturity [3]  1 year
Clutch Size [5]  2
Incubation [4]  25 days
Maximum Longevity [4]  26 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Australian Alps montane grasslands Australia Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Cape York Peninsula tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Carpentaria tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Eastern Australia mulga shrublands Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Einasleigh upland savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Esperance mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Eyre and York mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mitchell grass downs Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Mount Lofty woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southwest Australia savanna Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwest Australia woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Swan Coastal Plain Scrub and Woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tasmanian Central Highland forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate rain forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tirari-Sturt stony desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bald Rock National Park II 21998 New South Wales, Australia
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
Currawinya Lakes National Park II 372252 Queensland, Australia
Dunggir National Park II 6402 New South Wales, Australia
Fitzgerald River National Park II 732417 Western Australia, Australia
Girraween National Park II 28978 Queensland, Australia
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Hattah-Kulkyne NP and Murray-Kulkyne Park National Park II 122831 Victoria, Australia
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Lamington National Park II 50970 Queensland, Australia
Lavinia Nature Reserve State Reserve II 17390 Tasmania, Australia    
Maria Island National Park II 28488 Tasmania, Australia
Maria National Park II 5735 New South Wales, Australia
Riverland Biosphere Reserve Ia 1490891 South Australia, Australia
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Stirling Range National Park II 281371 Western Australia, Australia
Sundown National Park II 30557 Queensland, Australia
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia
Yathong Nature Reserve Ia 270264 New South Wales, Australia

Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia No

Emblem of

New South Wales

Prey / Diet

Chlamydosaurus kingii (Frilled Lizard)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Alainchabaudia alcedinis <Unverified Name>[7]
Alcedoecus delphax <Unverified Name>[7]
Centrorhynchus horridus[8]
Dilepis dacelonis <Unverified Name>[7]
Emersoniella bracteata <Unverified Name>[7]
Icosta chalcolampra <Unverified Name>[7]
Leucocytozoon dacelo <Unverified Name>[7]
Skrjabinura magna <Unverified Name>[7]
Tetrameres dacelonis <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park
Alexandria Zoological Park
America's Teaching Zoo
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Artis Zoo
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Auckland Zoological Park
Audubon Zoo
Australia Zoo
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Beale Park
Berkshire College of Agriculture
Binder Park Zoo
Bird Park Marlow
Birdland Park & Gardens
Birmingham Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
 novaeguineae
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanatnovaeguineae
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Brevard Zoo
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Burger's Zoo
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cameron Park Zoo
Cape May County Park Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Park
Central Park Zoo
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
 novaeguineae
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
City of Belfast Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cologne Zoo
Columbian Park Zoo
 novaeguineae
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
Copenhagen Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Cougar Mountain Zoological Park
Curraghs Wildlife Park
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dept. of National Zoological Gardensnovaeguineae
Dickerson Park Zoo
Dierenpark 'De Vleut' (Zoo Best)
Drusillas Zoo Park
Dudley Zoological Gardens
 novaeguineae
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoonovaeguineae
Ellen Trout Zoo
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Great Plains Zoo
Greenville Zoo
Hattiesburg Zoo
Henry Vilas Zoo
Henson Robinson Zoo
HeverJardin d'Oiseaux Tropicaux
Honolulu Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Jackson Zoological Park
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jászberény Zool.& Botanical Garden
Joboland Brandesgardshaven
Johannesburg Zoological Gardensnovaeguineae
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Jyllands Park Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Kittenberger Zoo
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
Kristiansand Dyrepark ASA
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Lee Richardson Zoo
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd.
Lehigh Valley Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
 novaeguineae
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
 novaeguineae
Lotherton Bird Garden
Louisville Zoological Garden
Manor House Wildlife Park
Marwell Wildlife
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Melbourne Zoo
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Mesker Park Zoonovaeguineae
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny, Plock
Miller Park Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRL
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
 novaeguineae
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbH
NEW Zoo
Newport Aquarium
Niabi Zoo
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Ocean Park Corporation
Odsherreds Zoo Dyrepark A/S
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Olmense Zoo
 novaeguineae
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Oregon Zoo
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Parc des Oiseaux
 novaeguineae
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Zoologique d'Amiens
 novaeguineae
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Parco Faunistico La Torbiera
Parco Natura Viva
Parco Zoo di Falconara
Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parque Ornitologico de Lourosa
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Potawatomi Zoo
Potter Park Zoological Gardens
Ragunan Zoological Park
Riga Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rodbaston College
Roger Williams Park Zoo
 novaeguineae
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
 novaeguineae
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Sacramento Zoo
 novaeguineae
Safari West
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Saitama Children's Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoonovaeguineae
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Santa Fe CollegeTeaching Zoo
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
Scovill Zoo
Sea World Orlando
Sedgwick County Zoo
Shaldon Wildlife Trust
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Skaerup Mini Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
Staten Island Zoo
Sunset Zoo
 novaeguineae
Tama Zoological Park
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Taronga Zoonovaeguineae
Tautphaus Park Zoo
The Parrot Zoo
The Raptor Foundation
Tierwelt Herberstein
Tilgate Nature Centre
Toronto Zoo
Touroparc
 novaeguineae
Tracy Aviary
 novaeguineae
Tropical Butterfly House
Turtle Back Zoo
Ueno Zoological Gardens
 novaeguineae
Umgeni River Bird Park
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Valley Zoo & John Janzen Nature Center
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Walford & North Shropshire College
Westfalischer Zoologischer Gtn Munster
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
 novaeguineae
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Boise
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo de Pont-Scorff
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Duisburg AG
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo New England, Stone Zoo
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Osnabrück
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal
ZooWorld Zoological Botanical Conserv.
 novaeguineae

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2005-12-06, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Higgins, PJ (Ed) (1999) Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds. Volume 4: Parrots to dollarbird. Oxford University Press, Melbourne 2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 4Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds, Robert E. Ricklefs, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 31: 103–111. Copenhagen 2000 5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 6Who's Eating Who 7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011