Manningham's Backyard Diversity - Laughing Kookaburra

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife such as the laughing kookaburra with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.

image of TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey behind a kookaburra, against a backdrop of trees

Manningham Council Presents Manningham's Backyard Diversity

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.


Duration
4 minutes

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey from Wild Action, ‘The Zoo That Comes to You’.

The Laughing Kookaburra is common across Manningham where there are suitable trees. They have one of the most iconic calls in the Australian bush. The kookaburra feed mostly on insects, worms and crustaceans, although small snakes, mammals, frogs and birds may also be eaten.

Kookaburras can pair for life and their nest is a naturally occurring tree hollow. Both sexes share the incubation duties and both care for the young. Kookaburras can become quite tame around humans and will readily accept scraps of meat. Similar to live prey, this 'pre-processed' food is still beaten against a perch before swallowing.

You will be amazed by what lives in Manningham and maybe even your backyard. You will learn about our incredible local biodiversity and how we can all play an important role in the protection of our native species and our local fragile environment.

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