Mimicry by Lyrebird

To: Bob Dawson <>
Subject: Mimicry by Lyrebird
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:26:40 +1000
There is a tourist steam train service running down the old Zig-Zag railway in the Blue Mountains, so it is possible for new generations to pick up the sound.
Carl Clifford

On 10/04/2007, at 12:07 PM, Bob Dawson wrote:

One other story I have heard but have no conirmation of is Lyrebirds in the Blue mountains still doing steam trains in an area where there have been no steam trains for 50 years or more. This would be an example if true of birds in the wild doing a mechanical sound and also passing it from generation to generation.




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