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On our recent walk to Minnamurra Falls we saw several of one of Australia's most iconic birds - the Lyrebird. (Genus Menura). The name comes from the way the males fan out their tail feathers during courtship. This one is a male.
Lyrebirds are famous for their loud mimicking of other birds and things. Where we used to live they would mimick all the other local birds and also lawn mowers and motor bikes.
They feed by scratching for bugs in the debris on forest floor (mainly living in rainforests).
They stay mainly on the ground but will sometimes leap up into trees.
Lyrebirds are notoriously difficult to get good photos of due to the dense vegetation that the frequent. I go lucky with this one.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2885 W: 99 N: 8811] (38063)
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