When it comes to mimicking what they hear, some birds can be pretty amazing, but the one you’re about to see is noting less than mind-blowing.
Meet the lyrebird. Now prepare to be amazed. Not only was this bird born with a beautiful voice, but he uses those spectacular pipes to attract a mate by copying what he hears… everything he hears. In this video from BBC, this awesome male lyrebird wants to show off to a potential mate and performs an impressive number of sounds he hears in the forest.
At the 1:52 mark he mimics a camera shutter. At 2:20, he incorporates a car alarm. But the biggest shocker comes at 2:30 when he mimics the sounds of chainsaws cutting down trees. Watch:
I’ve seen some birds do amazing impressions of what they hear, like this parrot who “Praises The Lord”, but the Lyrebird is on a league of its own.
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