Lyrebirds mimicking chainsaws: fact or lie?

To: CanberraBirds <>
Subject: Lyrebirds mimicking chainsaws: fact or lie?
From: Susanne Gardiner <>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:27:08 +0000 (GMT)
I've also observed them do motor and mechanical sounds in Kangaroo Valley years ago, when I lived there.

They are also the only bird I've successfully attracted with one of those little red Audubon Bird callers.

From: Chris Sanderson

Hmm, well I have personally observed a Superb Lyrebird mimicking a chainsaw in Tasmania - a feral population but still a bird in the wild.  It was right next to a cleared and burned area of forest that had probably been logged in the past few weeks.


On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 5:10 PM, David McDonald (personal) <> wrote:

I found this article on that you might like: "Lyrebirds mimicking chainsaws: fact or lie?"


David McDonald

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