Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Lyrebird!

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The Lyrebird is named for the lyre-shaped tail feathers of the male of the species. This bird has an amazing ability to mimic environmental sounds. Usually it mimics other birds, but it can also mimic human voices, trucks, trains, the sound of a camera shutter, etc.

To attract females he sings and dances.

This site has some information and links to the different songs of the Lyrebird.

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