mimicking skills of the superb lyrebird

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the superb lyrebird (menura novaehollandiae) is one of two australian bird species with an incredible ability: they can mimic sounds so well that it’s hard to tell the difference from the original.
see for yourself:

the most fascinating part starts around 02:00.

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One comment on “mimicking skills of the superb lyrebird

  1. That is absolutely amazing. I had to look in Wikipedia to be sure this thing really exists and its not just a hoax :)

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