from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two Australian birds of the genus Menura, the male of which has long tail feathers that are spread in a lyre-shaped display during courtship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of two large ground-dwelling Australian songbirds, of the genus Menura, named because of the beautiful tail feathers of one species, the Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) which can be erected to look like a lyre, most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.
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- n. Australian bird that resembles a pheasant; the courting male displays long tail feathers in a lyre shape
lyre + bird (Wiktionary)