Friday, January 18, 2013

I can't believe this actually exists!

Why does Australia get all the coolest animals?

This is the Lyrebird. Not only does it have beautiful plumage resembling its namesake, it is an incredible vocal mimic. To attract it's mate it gives the most elaborate vocal performance possible, recreating all the sounds it hears in the forest, from other birds like the the kookaburra call to camera shutters, car alarms, and chainsaws. You have to watch the video all the way through to believe it. If it wasn't narrated by David Attenborough, I probably would think this is a fake.

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