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Re: Lyrebird

Subject: Re: Lyrebird
From: "vickipowys" vpowys
Date: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:00 pm ((PST))
Don't be bluffed by this!  The original footage on Life of Birds did  
feature a lyrebird mimicking a camera shutter and a motor drive, but  
this was a captive bird, raised in captivity, at Healesville Zoo in  
Victoria.   The bird also mimicked the calls of other birds, as wild  
lyrebirds do.

The added sounds in this youtube sequence are dubbed in.  I've seen a  
few versions of this doctored footage.  Sad that such meddling will  
continue to perpetuate the myth that lyrebirds in the wild will mimic  
anything.  They don't!!!

Vicki Powys

On 17/12/2010, at 11:19 AM, Neville Recording wrote:

> Had this sent to me. I don't know if its real -but it is by the BBC...
> John Neville

"While a picture is worth a thousand words, a 
sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.

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