- n. Plural form of lyrebird.
“We skywayed above the famed Three Sisters peaks, bushwalked among waterfalls and canyons, and spotted lyrebirds, cockatoos and kookaburras in the eucalyptus-forested valley.”
“For thirty years thereafter, lyrebirds in the adjacent national park incorporated elements into their songs that were heard nowhere else among their kind: flute-like notes that recalled two popular tunes from the 1930s.”
“They may recombine elements in new ways, and the learning process may take a long time: some species of lyrebirds take up to six years to learn a song.”
“In the wild, quite a number of birds—including mockingbirds, starlings, ravens, and Australian lyrebirds, totally unrelated to parrots—imitate the calls of other birds, frogs, and insects.”
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“The final class of song learners consists of the great mimics, species such as the mockingbirds, lyrebirds, and starlings.”
“Mr Hawden said it was well named, as it swarmed with lyrebirds.”
“Aunt Helen, grannie, Frank Hawden, myself, and a number of other ladies and gentlemen, were going to have ten days or a fortnight in tents among the blue hills in the distance, which held many treasures in the shape of lyrebirds, musk, ferns, and such scenery as would make the thing perfection.”
“He knew where the lyrebirds danced, and had often crept silently through the scrub until he could command a view of the mound where these strange birds strutted and danced, and mimicked the other birds with life-like fidelity.”
“Among these were kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, echidnas and lyrebirds.”
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