RE: Lyrebird learns rooster call

Subject: RE: Lyrebird learns rooster call
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:20:41 +1100
I was (and am) a volunteer at Healesville Sanctuary at the time the series was 
being made.

My memory is not 100% on the matter but I believe there were actually three 
birds used in the 
David Attenborough Life of Birds.

Chook, a bird that was raised at Healesville Sanctuary but has been at Adelaide 
Zoo for some 
years now (chainsaw), Nova, the bird that does the camera (with or without 
motor drive, I have 
heard him do it often) he is still there going strong and a wild bird from 

It's interesting that Healesville Sanctuary received no acknowledgement in the 



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