The Talkative Lyrebird

This short video is from David Attenborough’s “Life of Birds.” Something so wonderful needs to be shared, many times over. Enjoy!

Published by

Jean Ryan

Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Lillian, Alabama. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. Her short story collections, SURVIVAL SKILLS and LOVERS AND LONERS, are available online. STRANGE COMPANY, a collection of short nature essays, is available in paperback as well as digital and audio editions.

4 thoughts on “The Talkative Lyrebird

  1. It’s amazing not only that the bird could pick up sounds he hears often but also that he can mimic sounds he just heard like when Attenborough is talking and he’s immediately imitating the ending of his sentences.

    1. It is evident this bird is having fun. I wonder if he’s a prodigy, or if all lyrebirds are this loquacious. Thank you for your comment and your great blog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s