Superb lyrebird imitates an electronic game

Title:
Superb lyrebird imitates an electronic game
Category:
Year:
1987
Courtesy:
ABC Archives
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Lyrebirds are great mimics, copying many sounds in their environment. In nature this consists predominantly of other birds but, in rare circumstances, their calls reflect the human impact on their environment. In this recording the lyrebird's call resembles an electronic game.

Greg Wignell recorded Chook, a Superb Lyrebird, at Healesville, Victoria for ABC TV in 1987. The original recordings are in the ABC’s natural history audio collection at Ripponlea in Melbourne.

Sound recordist:
Greg Wignell