Lyre Bird, Australia | Menura novaehollandiae/ Depicted here because of its  pheasant-like appearance.

Lyre Bird, Australia | Menura novaehollandiae/ Depicted here because of its pheasant-like appearance.

Lyre Birds. (I'm actually planning a side piece based on lyre birds. Aren't they beautiful?!)

Lyre Birds. (I'm actually planning a side piece based on lyre birds. Aren't they beautiful?!)

Australian Magpie - Cracticus tibicen, is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Australian Magpie - Cracticus tibicen, is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Lyre Bird by WilliamBullimore, via Flickr   most notable for their superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.  They can sound like lawn mowers, jack hammers, dogs barking, crying babies, music, rifle-shots, camera shutters, etc.

Lyre Bird by WilliamBullimore, via Flickr most notable for their superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment. They can sound like lawn mowers, jack hammers, dogs barking, crying babies, music, rifle-shots, camera shutters, etc.

Lyrebird - lives in: the forests of south-eastern Australia, from southern Victoria to south-eastern Queensland. eats: insects, spiders, worms, occasionally seeds, small invertebrates, crustaceans, myriapods and snails. height: ? least concern.

Lyrebird - lives in: the forests of south-eastern Australia, from southern Victoria to south-eastern Queensland. eats: insects, spiders, worms, occasionally seeds, small invertebrates, crustaceans, myriapods and snails. height: ? least concern.

The Superb Lyrebird or Oiseau Lyre is a species of grouse bird native to Australia. The superb lyrebird was discovered by John Wilson in 1788.

The Superb Lyrebird or Oiseau Lyre is a species of grouse bird native to Australia. The superb lyrebird was discovered by John Wilson in 1788.

Superb Lyrebird's tail feathers are delicate and finely textured. Photo by Fir0002 -Wikipedia

Superb Lyrebird's tail feathers are delicate and finely textured. Photo by Fir0002 -Wikipedia


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Male superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae): This very primitive songbird shows strong sexual dimorphism, with a peculiarly apomorphic display of plumage in males. GFDL File:Superb lyrbird in scrub.jpg Uploaded by Created: May 2008

The Lyre Bird, Australia, can mimic almost any sound, even car alarms and camera shutters.

The Lyre Bird, Australia, can mimic almost any sound, even car alarms and camera shutters.

https://flic.kr/p/4vv2LP | lyre

https://flic.kr/p/4vv2LP | lyre

The Australian lyrebird is renowned for it's impressive vocal abilities. To be successful in finding a mate, each male lyrebird must be a skilled communicator.

The Australian lyrebird is renowned for it's impressive vocal abilities. To be successful in finding a mate, each male lyrebird must be a skilled communicator.

In bushland along the east coast of Australia, male lyrebirds are putting on a song and dance show all in the name of love. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

In bushland along the east coast of Australia, male lyrebirds are putting on a song and dance show all in the name of love. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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El asombroso caso de Chook, el ave lira del zoo de Adelaida

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