Laughing Kookaburra occurs in Australia. It is introduced to Tasmania and New Zealand. Numbers are currently stable. The population can be affected by ongoing habitat destruction.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Coraciiformes – kingfishers, bee-eaters, rollers, motmots and todies
■ Family Alcedinidae – kingfishers
■ Species Dacelo novaeguineae – Laughing Kookaburra