The Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) is a large species of kingfisher. It occurs throughout Australia, and originally was only found as far south on the Western Australian coast as the Shark Bay area. It is an introduced species in southern Western Australia.
These birds hunt and eat a great variety of animals that live on or close to the ground, such as insects, lizards, snakes and frogs. They are cooperative breeders, with a group being made up of a breeding pair and one or more helper birds (from earlier broods) who help raise the young. Nests are in tree hollows high up, often 25 m (80 ft) or so above the ground, where three or four eggs are laid. After leaving the nest, juvenile birds are taught how to hunt by their parents for a further 6–10 weeks before they can properly fend for themselves.