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Superb lyrebird

Duration: 01:12

Male lyrebirds mimic the sounds of the other birds around them pulling their songs together into an impressive repertoire. Their powerful voices can carry as much as 1km through the forest. All this effort is to attract as many females as possible.

Available since: Wed 27 May 2009

Credits

Producer
Mary SUMMERILL
Narrator
Matt DAY

This clip is from

Wild Down Under GUM TREE COUNTRY

The Bush is the classic Australian landscape and these weird and magical gum tree woodlands are home to parrots, koalas & kangaroos.

First broadcast: 03 Oct 2003

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