What does the bird say?

A fascinating example of mimicry by the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae. I have taken this – somewhat shaky – footage in Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria, Australia, in December 2013. It’s the first time I have seen a lyrebird display outside of David Attenborough’s documentaries!

Chain saw, shooting game, camera shutter, kookaburra, car alarm – what else can you hear?

Lyrebird says: “No sunblock!” (an Aussie, after all!)