Dacelo gigas
Laughing Laugh"ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

{Laughing falcon} (Zo["o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); -- so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh.

{Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or protoxide of nitrogen

{Laughing goose} (Zo["o]l.), the European white-fronted goose.

{Laughing gull}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European gull ({Xema ridibundus}); -- called also {pewit}, {black cap}, {red-legged gull}, and {sea crow}. (b) An American gull ({Larus atricilla}). In summer the head is nearly black, the back slate color, and the five outer primaries black.

{Laughing hyena} (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena. See {Hyena}.

{Laughing jackass} (Zo["o]l.), the great brown kingfisher ({Dacelo gigas}), of Australia; -- called also {giant kingfisher}, and {gogobera}.

{Laughing owl} (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar owl ({Sceloglaux albifacies}) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of extinction. The name alludes to its notes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dacelo gigas — didžioji kukabara statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Dacelo gigas; Dacelo novaeguineae angl. laughing kookaburra vok. Jägerliest, m rus. зимородок великан, m; смеющаяся кукабара, f pranc. martin chasseur géant, m ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Dacelo gigas — noun Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry • Syn: ↑kookaburra, ↑laughing jackass • Hypernyms: ↑kingfisher • Member Holonyms: ↑Dacelo, ↑genus Dacelo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dacelo novaeguineae — Martin chasseur géant Pour les articles homonymes, voir Kookaburra …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dacelo — Jägerlieste Jägerliest (Dacelo novaeguineae) Systematik Klasse: Vögel (Aves) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dacelo novaeguineae — didžioji kukabara statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Dacelo gigas; Dacelo novaeguineae angl. laughing kookaburra vok. Jägerliest, m rus. зимородок великан, m; смеющаяся кукабара, f pranc. martin chasseur géant, m ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Dacelo — noun Australasian kingfishers • Syn: ↑genus Dacelo • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Alcedinidae, ↑family Alcedinidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Dacelo — noun Australasian kingfishers • Syn: ↑Dacelo • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Alcedinidae, ↑family Alcedinidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • kookaburra — /kook euh berr euh, bur euh/, n. an Australian kingfisher, Dacelo gigas, having a loud, harsh cry that resembles laughter. Also called laughing jackass. [1885 90; < Wiradjuri gugubarra (imit.)] * * * or laughing jackass Eastern Australian species …   Universalium

  • Кукабарра — ? Кукабарра Кукабарра новогвинейская Dacelo novaeguineae Научная классификация Царство: Животные Тип: Хордовые …   Википедия

  • Кукабурра — ? Кукабарра Кукабарра новогвинейская Dacelo novaeguineae Научная классификация Царство: Животные Тип: Хордовые …   Википедия

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