The Lyrebird: the ultimate copycat

This is an example of extreme mate selection in birds. Just watch.

The only other bird I can think of that does this is the mockingbird. My senior high school biology teacher told us about a mockingbird that lived in a nearby tree who mimicked the beeps from the garbage truck going into reverse. Needless to say, my teacher jumped out of bed in a panic on occasion, thinking she forgot it was trash day.



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