John, the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife data has no records of Superb
Lyrebird from the Barmah area. Indeed the 'typical' habitat for the
species does not occur in this part of Victoria.
As stated in the 1987 Atlas of Victorian Birds (Superb Lyrebird, p. 172)
'Superb Lyrebirds inhabit wet forests, rainforests and shrubby snow gum
woodlands in eastern Victoria where annual rainfall exceeds 800mm.'
' ... in times of drought, may move through areas where they are not
The only Victorian location where Lyrebirds have been recorded near the
Murray is at Mt Granya State Park, 200km east of Barmah forest.
Would be good to have an image or other supporting evidence of this
Emison, B. et al. (1987) Atlas of Victorian Birds. Dept. Conservation
Forests and Lands, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union.
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St.,
East Melbourne 3002
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