Lyrebird Sex

To: Youngs FamilyMail <>, "" <>
Subject: Lyrebird Sex
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:03:52 +1100
Hi Mark,

Judging by the amount of red on the forehead and throat, the top bird looks like this year's young. The egg is laid in winter and the chick leaves the nest around October (at least in the Blue Mountains) so this bird would probably only be about a month out of the nest.

Hard to say what the bottom bird is without seeing the tail in detail but if the two were together it would likely be the mother.



At 2:13 PM +1100 11/11/14, Youngs FamilyMail wrote:

I photographed 2 Superb Lyrebirds this morning, and I think 1 was female
and the other was  male, but as I'm not overly familiar with these birds, I
was hoping someone could have a look at the following picture and let me
know for sure.

I think the top bird is a female, but looking at Morcombe's it could also
be an imm male, and the bottom bird was the male. Neither of the birds have
any plumes in their tails.

Link to image:


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