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Lyrebird mimics construction sounds | New Scientist

December 20, 2022

[Posted by Chuck Almdale, submitted by Ray Juncosa]

This YouTube video is about exactly what the title says it is. The Lyrebirds of Australia – there are two species, this video doesn’t say which one – are incredible mimics, probably the best in the world of birds. See how many power and hand tool sounds you can identify in this two minute video.

Scroll farther down for a bonus video!

YouTube videos are like potato chips: you can’t watch just one. Here’s another. Lyrebirds don’t do just power tools.

  1. virginia norwood permalink
    December 21, 2022 10:12 am

    Maybe  the workers just have good imaginations! G


    • Chukar permalink*
      December 21, 2022 12:18 pm

      Did you hear the Laughing Kookaburra in the 1st video in addition to all the tools?
      I particular liked the hammer with a reverberation. That takes skill.


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