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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) Fact Sheet: Population & Conservation Status

Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Population Status

  • Stable populations; thought to be large (BirdLife International 2016)
  • Total population estimate
    • 65,000,000 individuals (Woodall 2019)

Conservation Status

IUCN

  • Least Concern (2016 assessment) (BirdLife International 2016)
    • Very large range
    • Population trend stable

CITES

  • Not listed (UNEP 2019)

Threats to Survival

  • Habitat destruction and fragmentation, especially clearing of eucalypt woodlands and removal of trees with hollows (Moloney et al. 2002)
  • Over 400,00 ha (988,422 acres) of native forest land is cleared per year in Queensland (as of 2002)

Wide-ranging

Laughing Kookaburra

Thanks to their wide range, populations of Laughing Kookaburras are considered large and stable.

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Page Citations

BirdLife International (2012, 2016)
Moloney et al. (2002)

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