Superb Lyrebird

Superb Lyrebird/Weringerong/Woorail (Menura novaehollandiae)(Menuridae) IUCN Red List Least Concern (LC)

The crab-plover or crab plover (Dromas ardeola). Indian ocean

Crab-Plover (Dromas ardeola) is a bird related to the waders, but sufficiently distinctive to merit its own family Dromadidae.

I ❤ birds . . . The Lyre Bird, Australia, can mimic almost any sound, even car alarms and camera shutters. (how neat is that?) -~Originally pinned by Rick Chapin,

The Lyre Bird, Australia - can mimic almost any sound, even car alarms and camera shutters. I've heard it on one of those nature shows and it's crazy accurate!

Blue Wren

Blue wren - What kind of bird is this? There are no blue wren wrens. This poor little guy looks like he might be a (superb?) fairy wren in the middle of moulting.

A lyrebird is either of two species of ground-dwelling Australian birds, that form the genus, Menura, and the family Menuridae. They are most notable for their superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment. Lyrebirds have unique plumes of neutral coloured tailfeathers. Lyrebirds are among Australia's best-known native birds.

SUPERB LYREBIRD (Menura novaehollandiae) The Superb lyrebird is one of two species of Lyrebird found in Australia the other being the Albert’s lyrebird. Lyrebirds are shy, wary birds.