lyrebird

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(superb) lyrebird

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lyre +‎ bird

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lyrebird (plural lyrebirds)

  1. 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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