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Blue-winged Kookaburra

Natural Sciences Collection

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)

The brightly coloured Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) is a type of kingfisher, a carnivorous bird found only in northern Australia and New Guinea. They are efficient hunters, diving down onto their prey and then often beating their capture to death on a tree branch. Their loud and raucous call enables an observer to easily spot them in the wild.

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  • Title: Blue-winged Kookaburra
  • Creator: Natural Sciences Collection
  • Medium: Taxidermy skin mount

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