The Superb Lyrebird
Latin Name: Menura Superba
ABOUT THE LYREBIRD
The Superb Lyrebird gets it name because of its tail. To attract a mate, the male dances with its tail. They have wings, but theyre still considered "ground birds." I believe they are flightless because of their tails. They represent a harplike instrument called a lyre. Like most small birds, they feed off of insects. They can also amazingly mimick other birdsongs to the music to "I Like To Move It Move It". (Reason For Improper Punctuation: Cant use a comma )
They Like to Move It Move It
When courting, the male spreads out his tailfeathers and makes a mound of dirt. Next he stands on it. And dances! Next, he sings a song, any birdsong to a technologically, high-advanced, machine. Last, he spreads out or raises his tail to look like they are dancing.
Even more Info! and pretty pictures
This photo shows the superb lyrebird dancing,to get the attention of a female.
The Black ones
The female lyrebirds have more of a black to them, unlike the male.
This is a drawn picture I found on the Internet showing the lyrebird with the tail, looking like a lyre. This bird is the very definition of a showoff. But what a great artist!
Amazing! Bird sounds from the lyre bird - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife
Judging by the map, Superb Lyrebirds have their habitats in southeast Australia. The type of habitats are wet forests and woodlands.
Life Span: Lives for approximately 15 years. Size: about the size of a rooster or chicken.
Threats to Superb Lyrebirds:Larger Birds, Cats,(wild/domestic) humans,(Mmm,roast lyrebird!) and, foxes. What theLyrebird eats: ants, worms, insects, beetles, spiders, and occasionally seeds.