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These birds can mimic many sounds from their environment

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Lyrebird: the Siren of Australia

What is a lyrebird?

Living exclusively in the rainforests of eastern Australia, lyrebirds belong to either of 2 ground-dwelling species: the superb lyrebird or Albert’s lyrebird. The first lyrebird was discovered in 1798 by European scientists, but it was not determined to be a superb lyrebird until 1800 by Major-General Thomas Davies. While the superb lyrebird is safely in the “least concerned” conservation status, Albert’s lyrebirds are “near threatened” with only 3,500 breeding birds. The two birds can also be distinguished from each other by the superb’s slightly larger size, less reddish color, and more ornate tail feathers.

The sounds they make, which are far more varied than those of most other birds, are produced by their syrinx, a highly developed vocal organ. With this organ, the birds can mimic natural sounds from their environment, they can also produce sounds similar to those made by humans or other species. During the courtship ritual, the male superb lyrebird combines its song with feather movements to seduce females. Other notes and specific whistles are used to mark their presence within a territory or warn others of danger. At times, lyrebird songs can even last for several hours.

How to protect them

BirdLife Australia is a wildlife conservation group whose main objective is to rescue Australian birds from dipping in conservation status. Many birds lost more than a third of their habitat to the tragic fires of November 2019. The organization relies on donations to send out emergency survey teams to find threatened birds, translocate threatened birds, protect refuges from predators, install nesting boxes, and support general recovery. Also, the Australian Conservation Foundation is a community that prioritizes forests, rivers, and wildlife. Hopefully, with their combined efforts, Albert’s lyrebirds will move back to least concerned.

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08/01/2020 5:08 PM

79 comments

  • Tapan K.
    10/05/2021 04:14

    Superb.

  • Susana D.
    19/01/2021 21:53

    Bellooo😘😘😘😘

  • Rajani L.
    03/04/2020 18:37

    So pleasant to listen the sound

  • Rajani L.
    03/04/2020 18:36

    So amazing

  • Aarti B.
    03/02/2020 16:44

    So pleasant , so amazing ;Their various sounds amused me ,

  • حسن ٳ.
    27/01/2020 07:27

    ماشاٲلله

  • Saeed B.
    25/01/2020 03:00

    Very nice G

  • Steven G.
    25/01/2020 00:54

    I can also hear simillar sounds here in the philippines, especially in rural areas.

  • Maria H.
    24/01/2020 23:11

    Linda

  • Hang N.
    24/01/2020 15:35

    tuyệt quá bạn ơi

  • Anibal J.
    22/01/2020 21:38

    Pero cuando hay un extraño en el bosque hasta los grillos callan !

  • Naitsou A.
    22/01/2020 17:15

    Ranon kafe

  • Gustavo F.
    22/01/2020 08:30

    Amor de vida

  • Teresita C.
    21/01/2020 19:37

    Linda ave

  • Obdulia G.
    21/01/2020 16:04

    Hermoso

  • Geronimo P.
    20/01/2020 23:18

    Obd

  • Modesto N.
    20/01/2020 23:14

    Bellas Esa Ave dela mil boce Un Ave lira

  • صلاح ص.
    20/01/2020 22:18

    Hi IS created by Allah

  • Agha Z.
    20/01/2020 20:45

    Interested but music not listen properly

  • Noris T.
    20/01/2020 19:10

    Una belleza 😘😘😘

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