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Albert's Lyrebird

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;[[: Category:Menura|Menura]] alberti ;[[: Category:Menura|Menura]] alberti
==Identification== ==Identification==
-Approximately 90cm long+[[Image:Alberts lyrebird female.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female<br />Photo by {{user|akapenguins|akapenguins}}<br />[[Lamington National Park]], [[Queensland]], October 2013]]
-*Brown upperparts+Approximately 86–93 cm (33¾-36½ in)
 +*Long legs
 +*Strong clawed feet
 +*Train-like tail<br />
 +'''Male'''
 +*Dark grey head and neck
 +*Reddish-brown upperparts
*Chestnut underparts *Chestnut underparts
====Similar Species==== ====Similar Species====
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==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Subtropical rainforests.+Subtropical rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests with dense undergrowth.
====Status==== ====Status====
Classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to ongoing habitat loss. Classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to ongoing habitat loss.
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It is very similar to the [[Superb Lyrebird]] in its habits. It is very similar to the [[Superb Lyrebird]] in its habits.
====Breeding==== ====Breeding====
-It builds platforms by trampling down dense vegetation for courtship display instead of scratch up mounds.+They build platforms by trampling down dense vegetation for courtship display. They lay their eggs from May to August, but there is little other information.
====Diet==== ====Diet====
-The diet consists mainly of small animals found on forest floor or on rotting logs.+The diet is thought to consist mainly of insects, both adult and larvae, in addition to some invertebrates found in the soil.
====Vocalisation==== ====Vocalisation====
This bird mimics other species sounds. This bird mimics other species sounds.
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Recorded by {{user|Andrew+Whitehouse|Andrew Whitehouse}} Recorded by {{user|Andrew+Whitehouse|Andrew Whitehouse}}
==References== ==References==
-# Clements, James F. 2007. ''The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World''. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019+#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)
#Wikipedia #Wikipedia
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Alternative name: Prince Albert's Lyrebird

Photo by jimmcleanPhotographed:  Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, September 2005
Photo by jimmclean
Photographed: Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia, September 2005
Menura alberti

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[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto by akapenguinsLamington National Park, Queensland, October 2013
Female
Photo by akapenguins
Lamington National Park, Queensland, October 2013

Approximately 86–93 cm (33¾-36½ in)

  • Long legs
  • Strong clawed feet
  • Train-like tail

Male

  • Dark grey head and neck
  • Reddish-brown upperparts
  • Chestnut underparts

[edit] Similar Species

Lacks the lyre-shaped tail feathers of the Superb Lyrebird.

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to Australia, in a small area on the state border between New South Wales and Queensland.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Subtropical rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests with dense undergrowth.

[edit] Status

Classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to ongoing habitat loss.

[edit] Behaviour

It is very similar to the Superb Lyrebird in its habits.

[edit] Breeding

They build platforms by trampling down dense vegetation for courtship display. They lay their eggs from May to August, but there is little other information.

[edit] Diet

The diet is thought to consist mainly of insects, both adult and larvae, in addition to some invertebrates found in the soil.

[edit] Vocalisation

This bird mimics other species sounds.


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Lamington National Park, Australia, July 2009
Recorded by Andrew Whitehouse

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)
  3. Wikipedia

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