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Lyrebird

A lyrebird is either of two species of ground-dwelling Australian birds that compose the genus Menura, and the family Menuridae. They are most notable for their superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment, and the striking beauty of the male bird's huge tail when it is fanned out in courtship display. Lyrebirds have unique plumes of neutral-coloured tailfeathers and are among Australia's best-known native birds.

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The Superb Lyrebird, an Australian bird, is known for it's remarkable ability to mimic sounds that hears from it's surroundings. During the peak of their breeding season, a lyrebird will sing its own song and any number of other mimicked songs and noises. A lyrebird's syrinx is the most complexly-muscled of songbirds, giving the lyrebird extraordinary ability, unmatched in vocal repertoire and mimicry. It has been known to mimic songs of other birds and the chatter of flocks of birds, koalas, dingos, car alarms, car engines, people, construction tools, fire alarms, barking dogs, crying babies, music, rifle-shots, camera shutters, and even human voices.

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