I can only begin to imagine the chaos that this species of birds can cause if it is found in your neighbourhood. Skip to the second half of this video to hear the sounds of camera shutters clicking, car alarm ringing and operating chainsaws.
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. Lyrebirds render with great fidelity the individual songs of other birds and the chatter of flocks of birds, and also mimic other animals, human noises, machinery of all kinds, explosions, and musical instruments. The lyrebird is capable of imitating almost any sound — from a mill whistle to a cross-cut saw, and, not uncommonly, sounds as diverse as chainsaws, car engines and car alarms, fire alarms, rifle-shots, camera shutters, dogs barking and crying babies.
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Tags: Lyebird | Mimic | Bird | Sound