0D0804 5D4739 855940 9F7C68 C89872 D4B49B F6E3D4 FFC7A9

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Lyrebird 1

Posted by
: Helen : (ATM Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 12 June 2017 in Animal & Insect.

The Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)

This photo is of an immature male Lyrebird.

The Lyrebird is a fairly unremarkable bird to look at. It hides in the understory of moist temperate rainforests and scratches around digging through the soft soils and leaf litter for food.

Whilst the lyrebird certainly doesn't win the fashion stakes, the male does have quite a remarkable display to attract the female of the species. The tail when erect displays a stunning array of plumage that is the shape of a lyre (an ancient stringed instrument). Visit this site to see the display

This rather dull looking bird has another attribute that is remarkable. It is an amazing mimic. The sounds it makes and the tail display must be seen and heard to be believed. CLICK HERE to join David Attenborough as he experiences a mating display deep in the Australian eucalypt forest.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/45 second F/5.6 ISO 800 135 mm

I will respond to your kind comments as soon as I can. Thanks for dropping by!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

You may like to visit my Spotlight images

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice capture !

12 Jun 2017 9:49am

omid from mashhad, Iran

:)
L O V E L Y !

12 Jun 2017 8:08pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien la queue

13 Jun 2017 1:26pm