The Blue-winged Kookaburra is a large, stocky species of kingfisher native to Australia and New Guinea. They are named for their lovely blue wings; they also sport brown shoulders and blue rumps. Males have blue tails, while female tails are rufous.
Blue-winged Kookaburras are carnivorous. They are skilled land hunters and eat a wide variety of prey, including reptiles, frogs, small birds, snakes, insects, and small mammals.
Blue-winged Kookaburras are cooperative breeders, and will live in family groups of up to 12 birds. Their preferred habitat is open woodland, paperback swamp, or developed farmland.