January 30, 2016 – Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)

Requested by: askthethoughtful

These lyrebirds are found in leafy forests along the southeast coast of Australia. Their diet consists of invertebrates, such as spiders, worms, and insects, along with seeds. To attract mates, males display with their tails over their heads while singing, mimicking sounds from the local environment. They are capable of perfectly mimicking a wide variety of noises, including chainsaws, cameras, and barking dogs. Females build the nests, incubate the eggs, and feed the chicks.