Pin: Superb Lyrebird


Superb Lyrebird – Scientific name: Menura novaehollandiae

The Superb Lyrebird is an Australian songbird which ranges from Victoria to Queensland. The  pheasant sized bird has stunning (lyre shaped) tail feathers which males use to great effect during courtship and is renowned for its ability to mimic other bird calls and sounds. According to Sir David Attenborough it displays the most sophisticated voice skills within the animal kingdom and during his documentary lyrebirds were recorded mimicking a chainsaw, camera shutters and a car alarm!

Celebrity Lyrebirds: Chook was a resident lyrebird of the Adelaide zoo who lived to 32 years.

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