Rufous-bellied Kookaburra

About the Rufous-bellied Kookaburra

Also known as: Gaudichaud's Kookaburra

The Rufous-bellied Kookaburra is a small species of kookaburra that is found in New Guinea and parts of Australia. It is also known as Gaudichaud’s Kookaburra.

Rufous-bellied Kookaburras prefer a dense rainforest habitat. They are typically found in pairs or alone. They use termite mounds for nesting. They feed on small forest-dwelling animals including insects and mammals.

The population status for the Rufous-bellied Kookaburra is considered to be stable and the species has a conservation status of Least Concern as of June 2013.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 05 July 2013
Scientific Name
Dacelo gaudichaud
  • Coraciiformes
  • Halcyonidae
  • Dacelo
  • D. gaudichaud
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 19 November 2014)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
11 to 12.2 inches
4.8 to 6 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 棕腹笑翠鸟
Czech (Cesky) ledňák rezavobřichý
Danish (Dansk) Hvidnæbbet Latterfugl
Dutch (Nederlands) Roodbuikkookaburra
Finnish (Suomi) papuannauraja
French (Français) Martin-chasseur de Gaudichaud
German (Deutsch) Rotbauchliest
Italian (Italiano) Kookaburra pettorossiccio
Japanese (日本語) チャバラワライカワセミ [chabarawaraikawasemi]
Norwegian (Norsk) Hvitnebbkokaburra
Polish (Polski) kukabura rdzawobrzucha
Russian (русский язык) Краснобрюхая кукабарра
Spanish (Español) Cucaburra Ventrirrufa
Swedish (Svenska) Vitnäbbad kookaburra
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