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Male - blue tail
 Similar Species
Can be told from the Laughing Kookaburra by the creamy-white head, blue rump and light eye, and from the male, by the blue tail (both sexes have brown tails in Laughing Kookaburra).
There are 6 subspecies:
Clements seems to use cliftoni for the subspecies called occidentalis by Howard and Moore. Subspecies kempi is not recognised by all authorities, others instead see it as a synonym of leachii.
Eucalypt woods and swamps.
The diet includes snakes, lizards, large insects, small mammals and small birds.
They nest in tree hollow or tree termite nests. Both parents incubate the eggs and care for the young.
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