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BLUE-WINGED KOOKABURRA


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Australian Tropical Birds

BLUE-WINGED KOOKABURRA
Dacelo leachii 43 cm

      Has a large, cream-white head that is streaked brown. It has a brown back and its
      wings are mostly blue. The rump and tail are also blue on the male, but the female
      has a reddish-brown barred tail.  

    Differences from Laughing Kookaburra are: blue rump, cream-white head and light
      eye colour.

         In Australia the Blue-winged Kookaburra is distributed widely in tropical and subtropical eucalypt woodlands.

         It feeds mainly on insects and reptiles, or frogs when they are abundant.

         Lives in eucalypt forests and paperbark swamps.

     Live on a wide variety of prey including snakes, lizards, large insects, small
 mammals and the odd small bird.

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