- Dacelo leachii
- Light iris
- Grey legs and feet
- Head: creamy-white with brown streaks
- Bill: dark above and yellowy below
- Brown back
- Silver grey underparts
- White throat
- Blue rump
- Mainly blue wings
Male - blue tail
Female - tail barred rufous and black
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 4 subspecies:
- D. l. intermedia:
- D. l. occidentalis:
- Northwest Australia (Hamersley and Pilbara regions)
- D. l. cervina:
- Melville island and adjacent humid coastal Northern Territory
- D. l. 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.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Birdwatching Australia
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Blue-winged Kookaburra. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 August 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Blue-winged_Kookaburra