Edna (Blue-Winged Kookaburra)
Our most colourful bird of prey, Edna seems to be happy to be part of our team even though she is not a raptor. Raptors, like owls and hawks, catch their prey with their feet. Edna doesn't do that but she uses her beak to great effect!
Date of hatch: 2nd June 2016
Skill: Laughing whilst flying, general chaos
Temperament: Reactive, cheeky,
Edna is very popular with children and adults, being completely unfazed when visiting all of our various bookings with the other birds. She is very chatty but luckily does not spend all her time laughing loudly like her well-known cousin the Laughing Kookaburra.
Did You Know?
to the kingfisher family, which are classed as birds of prey because they
About the Species
Scientific name: Dacelo leachii
Habitat: Tropical and sub-tropical open woodlands, paperboy swamps, clearings, cane fields, farmlands.
Diet: Invertebrates, reptiles, snakes, frogs, fish, crayfish, spiders, small birds, small rodents.
Species traits: Beats prey items before swallowing, snatches prey mid-flight.
Distribution: North-west to the north-east of Australia, Torres Strait, Southern New Guinea
Wild population: <10,000 mature individuals
Conservation status: Stable/least concern (IUCN)
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