Animals | August 27, 2021 2:25 PM | Hang Bona
Forget about peacocks. This Australian songbird may not have all the flashy colors, but it goes above and above when it comes to showing off for mates.
The lyrebird has an astonishing capacity to reproduce practically any sound it hears, in addition to its beautiful plumage that it fans out over its head and body during mating displays.
These are usually songs and calls from other birds and animals, but they can also include man-made sounds like camera shutters, automobile alarms, and even chainsaws!.
The splendid lyrebird and the lesser-known Albert’s lyrebird are the only two species known, both native to Australia and usually seen in rainforests.
The birds sing all year, but especially during mating season in June and August when the males sing for hours at a time.
They shake their tail feathers and conduct complex dances to impress the females as they sing out their tunes.
Lyrebird songs are a blend of their own calls, songs learned from older males, and noises from other animals.
They’ve been heard impersonating up to 20 different bird species, and they’re so adept at it that the bird they’re imitating is sometimes fooled.
While they are capable of imitating human sounds, most birds in the wild are unlikely to do so.
Those who can imitate toy weapons and other artificial sounds were most likely raised in captivity and exposed to human activities.
Take a look at this video of a lyrebird performing, Thanks for your like and share.
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