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    Wink This Bird can copy the sound of everybody including Human - LyreBird

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXE6aUGb4zw&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXE6aUGb4zw&feature=related[/ame]




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    Re: This Bird can copy the sound of everybody including Human - LyreBird

    These are very shy birds on the whole. It can be surprising to hear a chainsaw start up near you in remote bush and find it is a lyrebird.
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    Re: This Bird can copy the sound of everybody including Human - LyreBird

    While I loved this little video, some of it is not genuine. The shutter sounds are, but I believe that the rest is not. You can check out the Lyrebird on Wikipedia [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyrebird"]Lyrebird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame] and YES they ARE truly masters at the ability to mimic ANY sound. however to mimic a sound the bird would have had to heard it at LEAST once. Being a very reclusive creature, it is doubtful that it would have heard many of the sounds in this video, although they have been known to mimic the sounds of OTHER mimicing birds who MIGHT have heard different, more common sounds. There are many videos, of this same BBC clip, on YouTube with the Lyrebird as the focus and some are quite funny.
    But, thank you Barrie non the less for sharing this with us, it made my day.

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    Re: This Bird can copy the sound of everybody including Human - LyreBird

    Quote Originally Posted by Ians Tata View Post
    While I loved this little video, some of it is not genuine. The shutter sounds are, but I believe that the rest is not. You can check out the Lyrebird on Wikipedia Lyrebird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and YES they ARE truly masters at the ability to mimic ANY sound. however to mimic a sound the bird would have had to heard it at LEAST once. Being a very reclusive creature, it is doubtful that it would have heard many of the sounds in this video, although they have been known to mimic the sounds of OTHER mimicing birds who MIGHT have heard different, more common sounds. There are many videos, of this same BBC clip, on YouTube with the Lyrebird as the focus and some are quite funny.
    But, thank you Barrie non the less for sharing this with us, it made my day.

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    True Jeff, hence the big smiley.

    The one above I think was a parody of the one below.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjtrjVZRvM4&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjtrjVZRvM4&feature=related[/ame]

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    Re: This Bird can copy the sound of everybody including Human - LyreBird

    Quote Originally Posted by lanegd01 View Post
    These are very shy birds on the whole. It can be surprising to hear a chainsaw start up near you in remote bush and find it is a lyrebird.
    Or hear a phone ring, followed by a cough. They are incredible birds (when doing there own thing without overdubbing).
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    Re: This Bird can copy the sound of everybody including Human - LyreBird

    Quote Originally Posted by Barr1e View Post
    Now, that was a good laugh.
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