The lyrebird can mimic a camera shutter, a chainsaw, monkeys, and 20 other species of birds it hears in the forest. This is truly spectacular; you should watch the video, about halfway through the video is when it gets good.
Bird Life Funny & Weird Feathered Animals - Learn with Amazing Bird Pictures and Fun Facts About Birds (Funny & Weird Animals Series Book 3) by P. T. Hersom A fun brightly coloured book with some unique facts of unique birds from around the world. Written at a 3rd grade reading level?
Curious Critters: Marine by David FitzSimmons [Wild Iris Publishing, $19.95 hc] - Explore the amazing worlds of marine animals of North America through stunning photography and playful prose. Come face-to-face with fabulous fish, bizarre birds, colorful crustaceans--including a brilliant blue lobster-and other captivating creatures of the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico.
An albatross named Wisdom has been honored with the title of "The World's Oldest Known Wild Bird." Though her exact age is estimated, it's known that she's at least 65 years old. While this is an amazing feat on its own, Wisdom recently accomplished something even more impressive—she hatched a baby! The chick, named Kūkini, was born on February 1st. It's believed that Kūkini (which is a Hawaiian name meaning "messenger") is Wisdom's 40th child. "Wisdom is an iconic symbol of inspiration and…