Superb Lyrebird

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Superb Lyrebird
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Menuridae
Genus: Menura
Species: M. novaehollandiae
Binomial name
Menura novaehollandiae
Latham, 1801

The Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) is a pheasant-sized songbird, approximately 100cm long, with brown upper body plumage, grayish-brown below, rounded wings and strong legs. It is the longest and third heaviest of all songbirds.

They are capable of mimicking a wide variety sounds including other bird's songs and man-made sounds such as car alarms and chainsaws.