The lyrebird is one of Australia’s best known and most loved bird It can imitate almost any sound

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and this lyrebird must be looking for some compliments as he seems to have his impersonations of bush birds down to a tee.

The lyrebird is one of Australia’s most well-known and loved birds, easily mimicking any sound he hears, from chainsaws to car-horns and all the birds of the rainforest.

In this astonishing video, the chameleon bird manages to showcase its incredible vocal abilities, with impressive impersonations of cameras, birds and what sounds like laser beams. 

It’s complex larynx enables it to imitate up to 20 different species at a time. Mixed in with it’s own unique sounds of clicks and song, they can also be heard mimicking other birds and even mammals.

Lyrebirds have been recorded imitating everything from humans to trains and cameras; It imitates a rang of native birds including the cuckoo-borough and seems to incorporate laser beam noises into it’s repertoire, which also sound like a camera lens




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