Thursday, July 11, 2013

Superb Lyrebird

This bird, called Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) from the resemblance of its plumage with this musical instrument is an animal highly appreciated by the people and is hunted excessive manner and unreasonable, placing this species in the first step of the ladder leads to extinction. Australian bird is a very well known there and even its image is part of the currency of Australia.

The reason for their coveted hurt is, on one hand the ornate plumage resembles that has peacocks, but smaller. And another singing ability.

When the male courts the female, prepares part of the forest. Remove weeds, roots and dead wood so that nothing difficult it vision, wants to be the center of attention of every female who passes by. And this bird prepare a scenario to begin their performance.

The Superb Lyrebird, deploys all its charm. Opens the range of its tail feathers and starts singing, imitating sounds, and in this capacity, the Superb Lyrebird is the best. It can perfectly imitate any animal it hear. It is able to imitate the song of other birds, to sounds that are not heard as frequently in nature, the sound of a camera, sound of a car, a dog barking, etc ... It is the world's best imitator. It is estimated that only 80% of the sounds that are characteristic release of their species. Everything else is copied from other part, and does it perfectly. I invite you to hallucinate with imitation he does in this video.