Recording of a Superb Lyrebird at Healesville, Victoria
Lyrebirds are great mimics, copying many sounds in their environment. In nature this consists predominantly of other birds. In rare circumstances their calls have the potential to reflect the human impact on their environment. This recording, made by sound recordist Greg Wignell for ABC TV in 1987, has Chook the lyrebird making a variety of sounds. The original recordings are in the ABC’s natural history audio collection at Ripponlea in Melbourne.