Synonyms for lyrebirds or Related words with lyrebirds

menuridae              lyrebird              pademelons              cassowaries              sitatunga              moorhens              butcherbirds              thornbills              shelducks              graculina              lorikeets              blesbok              bettong              malleefowl              wigeons              quolls              toucans              scrubwrens              menura              numbats              leipoa              psophodes              currawongs              pochards              riflebird              megapodes              sculpins              skinks              whipbirds              wheatears              madagascan              curassows              pardalotes              razorbills              leadbeateri              bettongia              whistlers              tragopans              diplodactylus              naultinus              lathami              mynas              echidnas              duikers              grasswrens              ringtail              woylie              nailtail              ptarmigans              blennies             

Examples of "lyrebirds"
Halafoff studied the complex vocalisations of superb lyrebirds in Australia, especially in Sherbrooke Forest. Articles and notes he wrote about lyrebirds and other birds that were published in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970 include:
Lyrebirds are shy and difficult to approach, particularly the Albert's lyrebird, with the result that little information about its behaviour has been documented. When lyrebirds detect potential danger, they pause and scan the surroundings sound an alarm, and either flee the area on foot, or seek cover and freeze. Firefighters sheltering in mine shafts during bushfires have been joined by lyrebirds.
Pigeon House Mountain is home to eastern grey kangaroos and superb lyrebirds.
Males are described as performing dancing antics like those of the lyrebirds.
Lyrebirds are ancient Australian animals. The Australian Museum has fossils of lyrebirds dating back to about 15 million years ago. The prehistoric "Menura tyawanoides" has been described from early Miocene fossils found at the famous Riversleigh site.
Lyrebirds are ancient Australian animals: the Australian Museum has fossils of lyrebirds dating back to about 15 million years ago. The prehistoric "Menura tyawanoides" has been described from Early Miocene fossils found at the famous Riversleigh site.
In Australia, lyrebirds are great mimics of many sounds, including the human voice. Lyrebirds have three syringeal muscles whereas most other songbirds have four. This could make the syrinx of the lyrebird more flexible. In a study comparing the sonograms of lyrebirds and Australian magpies during mimicking, the author stated that the mimicry of the lyrebird was "impressionistic" while that of the magpie was "realistic".
The superb is one of the two lyrebirds in the family Menuridae, the other being the much rarer Albert's lyrebird.
The breeding cycle of the lyrebirds is long, and lyrebirds are long-lived birds, capable of living as long as thirty years. They also start breeding later in life than other passerine birds. Female superb lyrebirds start breeding at the age of five or six, and males at the age of six to eight. Males defend territories from other males, and those territories may contain the breeding territories of up to eight females. Within the male territories, the males create or use display platforms; for the superb lyrebird, this is a mound of bare soil; for the Albert's lyrebird, it is a pile of twigs on the forest floor.
In 1924 Manfield released "The Lyre-Birds of Mount Buffalo", a 23-page volume detailing her studies into the lyrebirds on Mount Buffalo. This volume featured Manfield's own photography and had an introduction by Charles Barrett, C.M.Z.S. This was the first pictorial record of lyrebirds to be released.
Superb lyrebirds breed in the depth of winter. Adult males start singing half an hour before sunrise from roosts high above the forest floor. Superb lyrebirds sing less often at other times of year but a stroll through their habitat on a rainy or misty day will sometimes find them active.
Turtons Creek north of nearby Foster, once rich in alluvial gold, is now a naturalist’s paradise of tree fern gullies and lyrebirds.
In the past, Albert's lyrebirds were shot to be eaten in pies, to supply tail-feathers to "globe-trotting curio-hunters" or by vandals.
The lyrebirds are two species of ground-dwelling Australian birds, notable for their accomplished mimicry. One species has been introduced to Tasmania.
Mimicking human speech is not limited to captive birds. Wild Australian magpies, lyrebirds and bowerbirds that interact with humans but remain free, can still mimic human speech.
John Gould's painting of a male and female pair of superb lyrebirds, painted from specimens at the British Museum, has the tail feathers of the male incorrectly displayed.
Highlights of the Ring Track are rainforest and many species of unique Australian animals, including wallabies, lyrebirds, brush turkeys, echidnas. Lyrebirds are common on the southern slopes. Rain forests have a mostly open understorey, consisting of ferns and low shrubs. Weeds such as Lantana are evident where the natural environment has been disturbed. Eucalyptus forests thrive where the rain forests have been cleared but even here rainforest plants typically dominate the understorey.
The territorial song of lyrebirds is relatively simple and substantially different from that of the sounds they mimic — including human speech.
The total population of Albert's lyrebirds is estimated at only 3,500 breeding birds and it has one of the smallest distributional ranges of any bird on the continent.
The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League., the Buln Buln Lyrebirds, dating back at least to World War I.