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Amazing Bird Sounds From The Lyrebird Mimic sounds as well as you may have seen coverage of the lyrebird sounds simulating human noises, chainsaws. camera clicks. they associate for their splendid courtship display actions, Biologists have yet to resolve the function of avian mimicry, lyrebird sounds are likely that there is more than a single function A number of Australian songbirds mimic other species of interesting bird sounds.
The lyrebirds are large passerine birds, amongst the largest in the order. They are ground-living birds with strong legs and feet and short rounded wings. They are generally poor fliers and rarely take to the air except for periods of downhill gliding. The superb lyrebird is the larger of the two species. Females are 74–84 cm long, and the males are a larger 80–98 cm long—making them the third-largest passerine bird after the thick-billed raven and the common raven. Albert’s lyrebird is slightly smaller at a maximum of 90 cm (male) and 84 cm (female) (around 30–35 inches) They have smaller, less spectacular lyrate feathers than the superb lyrebird, but are otherwise similar. Superb Lyrebirds weigh around 0.97 kg, while Albert’s Lyrebirds weigh slightly lighter, at 0.93 kg.
Captured on video by Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Anastasia Dalziell and University of Western Sydney’s Justin Welbergen, this is a male Superb Lyrebird, an Australian songbird who is not only a fancy dancer, as shown, but can also skillfully mimic the sounds of the environment around it. From The Lab of Ornithology:
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The male lyrebird can be likened to a human beatbox artist. When he takes the stage, the male pridefully uncurls its marvelous feathers and begins its ‘song’. This is an ambivalent artist, capable of playing sonatas but also modern drone sounds.
There’s no limit to the sounds this bird can make. Chainsaws (which ironically threaten its habitat), beaten nails, car alarms, lasers, camera shutters, and human speech — you name it