The incomparable male Superb Lyrebird.
Simon took me to an area where Superb Lyrebirds can be found right on the edge of Melbourne. It was a lovely sunny morning & bingo - the bird was there & it was displaying! The variety of sounds was truly amazing & it went on & on! It gave fantastic views for several minutes & was only disturbed by passing joggers.
The Superb Lyrebird is patchily found in south & south-eastern Australia. It requires mature forest which even in a country the size of Australia is declining quite rapidly. It also needs quite large areas, as both males & females hold separate territories, with females visiting several males before finally mating.
Getting ready for action!
Here we go!