Lyrebirds

Lyrebirds

Albert’s Lyrebird

The Albert's Lyrebird (Menura alberti) was named after Prince Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom,


Description

This pheasant-sized songbird is approximately 35 inches or 90cm long. The upper plumage is brown; the plumage below is a rich chestnut.

This bird mimics the sounds of other bird species.

Similar Species:

It resembles the related Superb Lyrebird in its habits and appearances, but lacks the elegant lyre-shaped tail feathers of the Superb Lyrebird.


Diet / Feeding

Its diet consists of insects found on forest floor and on rotting logs.


Distribution / Range

Albert's Lyrebird occurs in the subtropical rainforests of Australia, in a small area on the state border between New South Wales and Queensland.


Nesting / Breeding

They build platform nests by trampling down dense vegetation.


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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