Thursday, November 24, 2011

Silence! Let the Mimicry Begin...

While humans have great talent, as we saw in our last post, no human mimic is going to even come close to this.

Silly looking thing isn't it? That's just the front end though. The Lyrebird is absolutely the best. Watch, listen, and be amazed. David Attenborough is your commentator!

You can read more about the Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae and its smaller cousin here

After watching, and listening, you might get an idea of why the Australian Aborigines call them "Weringerong," "Woorail," and "Bulln-bulln" !

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