What are two facts about lyrebirds?
- The lyrebird gained its name because the male Superb Lyrebird's tail always has the lyre-shape. Its tail feathers are ornately curved, and when on display for a female, can assume the shape of the stringed intrument known as the lyre.
- Lyrebirds are known for their ability to mimic sounds, from other birds to even machinery. They have an elaborate "singing and dancing" behaviour which is a courtship ritual. It is done by the male in an attempt to attract a mate.
- The lifespan of a lyrebird is 20 to 25 years, but there are reports of these birds living up to 29 years.
- The lyrebird features on the Australian 10c coin.
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Lyrebirds are not only able to mimic the songs of hundreds of other birds, they can mimic a great variety of sounds, including chainsaws, camera shutters, stockwhips and so on. This behaviour is part of the lyrebird's courtship. The male produces the most elaborate song he can in an effort to attract a female.