The Laughing Kookaburra In Aviculture


The Laughing Kookaburra Dace/a
novaeguineae has been a well
known and much admired bird represented
in many zoological collections
around the world for many years. The
impressive physical appearance and
entertaining character of the Kookabun·a
has placed it into a position of public
interest and affection that few other nonpsittacines
could possibly enjoy. As softbilled birds come increasingly under
the spotlight as to whether aviculturists
can really maintain these species into
future generations and true avicultural
establishment, then it soon hecomes clear
that some genera and species will
reproduce more successfully in captivity
than others. The Kookaburra is one
bird where the captive population is
already self-sustaining and has a steady
population growth. This bird should....