The laughing kookaburra is the largest member of the kingfisher family.
Laughing kookaburras have complex relationships. A mating pair may have help from others to care for the young. These helpers could be older siblings or an unrelated pair who are waiting for a shot at the territory. They are able to mate from 12 months old and will usually lay a clutch of 2-3 eggs. The chicks will then hatch approximately 24 to 29 days later. Their calls are well known and family groups will use them for a variety of reasons including; marking their territory, courtship displays, alarm calls and finding each other.
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