Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Amazing Lyrebird Immitates Sounds

The Amazing Australian Bird

by Trevor Quested


Superb Lyrebird & Albert's Lyrebird (Albert's Lyrebird was named in honour of Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria)


Australia (New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland Rainforest)


Link to a Video from BBCWorld

The Lyrebirds are able to mimic up to 20 sounds they hear. Some of which are
  • Chainsaws (from the loggers in forests)
  • Car Alarms
  • Rifle Shots
  • Camera Shutter
  • Kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra

Hats off to David Kleinert and his photography!

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