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Quick Facts about the Kookaburra

Kookaburra can grow to weigh up to a pound with a beak that can be up to 4 inches long. They look to be about the same size as an adult domestic house cat so don’t let that light weight fool you, these are really big birds. Matter of fact, the Kookaburra used to be called the “Giant Kingfisher.”

The Kookaburra is a carnivore; its diet consists of small vertebrates and invertebrates, the occasional small snake and even other fowl. The Kookaburra are expert divers and attack their prey from the sky in streams and ponds. Kookaburra disable their prey by slamming them into rocks when they have them in their beaks. Natural predators include cats, dogs foxes, and larger predatory bids.

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