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Albert's Lyrebird

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 +'''Alternative name: Prince Albert's Lyrebird'''
 +[[Image:Alberts_Lyrebird.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|jimmclean|jimmclean}}<br>Photographed: [[Lamington National Park|Lamington NP]], [[Queensland]], [[Australia]], September 2005]]
;[[: Category:Menura|Menura]] alberti ;[[: Category:Menura|Menura]] alberti
-[[Image:Alberts_Lyrebird.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by jimmclean<br>Photographed: Lamington NP, Queensland, Australia]] 
==Identification== ==Identification==
-The Albert's Lyrebird, Menura alberti is a pheasant-sized songbird, up to 90cm long, with brown upper body plumage and rich chestnut below. The rarer of the two species of lyrebirds, the Albert's Lyrebird lacks the elegant lyre-shaped tail feathers of the Superb Lyrebird.+Approximately 90cm long
 +*Brown upperparts
 +*Chestnut underparts
 +====Similar Species====
 +Lacks the lyre-shaped tail feathers of the [[Superb Lyrebird]].
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Named after Prince Albert (and therefore sometimes called Prince Albert's Lyrebird), the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, Albert's Lyrebird is inhabiting and endemic to subtropical rainforests of [[Australia]], in a small area on the state border between [[New South Wales]] and [[Queensland]].+Endemic to [[Australia]], in a small area on the state border between [[New South Wales]] and [[Queensland]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-This is a monotypic species+This is a [[Dictionary_M-S#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Due to ongoing habitat lost on this restricted range species gives the Albert's Lyrebird its Vulnerable status on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.+Subtropical rainforests.
 +====Status====
 +Classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to ongoing habitat loss.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-It is very similar with the Superb Lyrebird in its habits. This bird also mimics other species sounds. It also build platforms by trampling down dense vegetation for courtship display instead of scratch up mounds. The diet consists mainly of small animals found on forest floor or from rotting logs.+It is very similar to the [[Superb Lyrebird]] in its habits.
- +====Breeding====
 +It builds platforms by trampling down dense vegetation for courtship display instead of scratch up mounds.
 +====Diet====
 +The diet consists mainly of small animals found on forest floor or on rotting logs.
 +====Vocalisation====
 +This bird mimics other species sounds.
 +<flashmp3>Alberts Lyrebird 090709b.mp3</flashmp3><br />
 +''[[Media:Alberts Lyrebird 090709b.mp3|Listen in an external program]]''<br />
 +[[Lamington National Park]], [[Australia]], July 2009<br />
 +Recorded by {{user|Andrew+Whitehouse|Andrew Whitehouse}}
 +==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
 +#Wikipedia
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Menura+alberti}} {{GSearch|Menura+alberti}}
*[http://www.aviceda.org/gallery2/v/bird_movies/ally1.flv.html View movie-clip (in .flv format) here] *[http://www.aviceda.org/gallery2/v/bird_movies/ally1.flv.html View movie-clip (in .flv format) here]
-[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Menura]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Menura]][[Category:Bird Songs]]

Revision as of 12:17, 8 April 2010

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

Contents

Identification

Approximately 90cm long

  • Brown upperparts
  • Chestnut underparts

Similar Species

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

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Subtropical rainforests.

Status

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

Behaviour

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

Breeding

It builds platforms by trampling down dense vegetation for courtship display instead of scratch up mounds.

Diet

The diet consists mainly of small animals found on forest floor or on rotting logs.

Vocalisation

This bird mimics other species sounds.


Listen in an external program
Lamington National Park, Australia, July 2009
Recorded by Andrew Whitehouse

References

  1. 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
  2. Wikipedia

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