Lyre Birds

  pj123 16:48 04 Nov 2005

I have been given to understand that these Australian birds can mimic almost any sound they hear. I have done quite a few searches on Google and none of the results actually have any sounds that can be listened to. I even tried a search on the BBC website for Lyre Bird but got "No Results".

Does anyone know of a site that at least has some examples of sound?

Thank you.

  PaulB2005 16:58 04 Nov 2005

click here

The kakapo delivers one of the most far-carrying songs of any bird. click here

  PaulB2005 16:58 04 Nov 2005
  PaulB2005 17:00 04 Nov 2005

Oh and it's Lyrebird (one word)

  PaulB2005 17:01 04 Nov 2005
  pj123 17:23 04 Nov 2005

PaulB2005, thanks for the links. Tried them all but nothing actually plays. All I get is "buffering" which gets up to 81% and that's it.

  PaulB2005 17:25 04 Nov 2005

Hmm. Played here ok. They used Real Player and needed an update but they did work.

Try to right click the mp3 ones in the last page and save them to your hard drive . Then play them from there.

  pj123 17:35 04 Nov 2005

Just tried the BBC again using lyrebird (one word) in the search box. Got one result and the sounds played perfectly. click here

Will try your MP3 solution.

  pj123 17:31 05 Nov 2005

Hundreds of sites on Google extolling the capabilities of this bird to mimic any sound it hears but not one of them has any sound examples. They all mention "chainsaw", "police siren" "car engine" etc.

Has anyone heard these sounds?

  Belatucadrus 17:56 05 Nov 2005

There was a program showing the lyrebird in action, I suspect it was David Attenborough's Life Of Birds click here I remember the chainsaw and also a camera motor drive.

  Belatucadrus 18:04 05 Nov 2005

click here look to bottom right of page for link

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