SUPERB LYREBIRD FACTS
The Superb Lyrebird is a brown bird that looks a bit like a large pheasant. The body is greyish-brown and wings are reddish. The adult male has a long tail with plumed feathers that it spreads out into a lyre shape when it displays. The females and immatures have long plain tails.
Lyretail, Native Pheasant
rainforest, wet eucalypt forest, woodlands, fern gullies. It spends most of its time on the ground and roosts in trees at night.
uses its feet to scratch through the leaf litter for food. Eats insects, spiders, worms and other invertebrates, and also eats some seeds.
Builds a bulky nest of sticks and bark lined with moss and feathers. The nest is o the ground or on a stump or rock ledge. Lays one grey or khaki egg, streaked with darker colours. The female builds the nest, incubates the egg and cares for the young
south-eastern Australian mainland and southern Tasmania
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Albert's Lyrebird (M. alberti)