BIRD — SUPERB LYREBIRD — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

Superb Lyrebird Might Be the Fanciest Bird in the World

The male Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) puts the many ways to be fancy together in dazzling fashion. On a carefully cleared patch of forest floor, he begins by fanning elaborate tail plumes over his head, then coordinates a precisely timed song-and-dance sequence.

He finishes off with a rapid-fire recital of borrowed songs. This makes him one of the few birds in the world that combine elaborate plumes, mimicked song, and formalized dance steps in courtship displays. Because the display is complex and takes a lot of practice to perfect, only the most accomplished males are chosen as mates. Lyrebirds are native to eastern Australia.

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 93,000 photos and videos.

Top Contributors

3Point141Rafael Gomez – http://micamara.esAndreas PierTHE Holy Hand Grenade!minus1349
Wildflower Bee

Foxgloves, Eyecott Nature Reserve, Cumbria

Dew Drops Refraction

Weigela bush

First Iris of the Year (Iris Reticulata Harmony)