Kookaburra baby cackling and feeding

The kookaburras around our neighbourhood are very noisy at the moment. A couple of juveniles drop by regularly to practise their cackling skills. They’re cute and funny.

In this video, you can see one youngster crooning to himself, and another behind the branches. In the background, other birds chime in to show him how it’s done. A parent comes by a couple of times too, to feed the ever-demanding little one.

Common name: Laughing Kookaburra

Scientific name: Dacelo novaeguineae

Approximate length: 47 cm

Date spotted: 31 December 2016

Season: Summer

Location: Allambie Heights, New South Wales, Australia


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2017/01/01, in Birds, Kookaburra and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What a great video of the baby kookie. I love how they snatch the food from the parent, good thing their beak is small! 🙂

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