noun (plural lyrebirds)
Either of two large ground-dwelling Australian songbirds, of the genus Menura, so named because of the beautiful tail feathers of one species, the Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) which can be erected to look like a lyre;they are most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.
- German: Leierschwanz
- Spanish: ave lira
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