APR 05, 2020 4:52 AM PDT

This Bird Can Mimic Almost Any Sound Accurately

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

Birds of all kinds are renowned for their calls, songs, and relentless chirps. Some birds use their calls to communicate with one another, while others use their calls to attract mates. One such example of a bird that attracts mates with its calls is the male lyrebird, and as its name suggests, these birds can be rather musical…

Lyrebirds work their magic by attempting to mimic all the sounds around it. They’re best known for copying other bird calls, and they’re so good at doing this that sometimes even non-imposturous birds in their general vicinity find themselves confused or fooled.

In addition to copying other birds’ calls, the lyrebird can be particularly adept at copying artificial noises. In this video, a lyrebird is filmed mimicking the sounds of a camera shutter, a camera motor drive, a car alarm, and even the nearby sounds of forest workers using chainsaws to slice through tree branches.

It seems there could be no limit to the sounds that a lyrebird can mimic. If this impressive behavior doesn’t find this male lyrebird a mate, then we don’t know what will…

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About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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