Superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)
- There are two species of lyrebird, the superb lyrebird and Albert’s lyrebird, both of which are native to Australia.
- Famous for its ability to mimic sounds, the superb lyrebird has been known to reproduce the noise of a car alarm, a chainsaw and a camera shutter.
- The male superb lyrebird has a spectacular tail which he uses to impress the female during his courtship display.
- The superb lyrebird has appeared on stamps and coins in Australia.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (October, 2009)