Dacelo


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Noun1.Dacelo - Australasian kingfishersDacelo - Australasian kingfishers    
bird genus - a genus of birds
Dacelo gigas, kookaburra, laughing jackass - Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
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The commonest bird is a kingfisher (Dacelo Iagoensis), which tamely sits on the branches of the castor- oil plant, and thence darts on grasshoppers and lizards.
The $20 features Acacia buxifolia and a Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).
Species affected included rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus), scaly breasted lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), southern boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae), laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), crested tern (Thalasseus bergii), crested pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Torresian crow (Corvus orru), and grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) (Table 2).