22 June, 2006

lyrebird - video

In April 2006, to celebrate naturalist David Attenborough's 80th birthday, the public were asked to vote on their favourite of his television moments. This clip of the lyrebird was voted number one.

A Lyrebird is either of two species of ground-dwelling Australian birds, most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.

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the lyrebird pictured is one of a pair that lives at a Victorian National Park campsite. He does a very good "kettle boiling"

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