Amazing Bird Sounds from the Lyre Bird

 

David Attenborough presents the amazing lyre bird, which mimics the calls of other birds – and chainsaws and camera shutters – in this video clip from The Life of Birds. This clever creature is one of the most impressive and funny in nature, with unbelievable sounds to match the beautiful pictures. From the BBC.

Advertisements
Next Post
Leave a comment

26 Comments

  1. jgavinallan

     /  August 1, 2011

    Chainsaw? That future mate better run…
    lovely
    Jaye
    hugs
    xoxo

    Like

    Reply
  2. This so awesome!

    Like

    Reply
  3. Gayle! Thank you for this. I have never seen or heard of this bird and you had me sitting here with my jaw hanging open in utter amazement. I love life! He is fascinating. :) …and I would look twice, so stand outish with his plumage.

    Like

    Reply
    • I know, Leslie! I had heard of this bird but had never seen one or certainly never knew they could do this! Shocking! They actually sound exactly like what they mimic. I watched it twice when I found this video–just to hear the sounds he made over again–wow!

      Like

      Reply
  4. This was an amazing little video. Thanks for turning me on to the coolest array of sounds since I went on an “owl crawl” and heard a bunch of owls that sounded like… chimpanzees! I swear. And wow, that kid can puff up with the best of them! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/lost-in-the-weeds/

    Like

    Reply
    • I was just in awe when I heard this bird! Wow! His tail feathers are quite delicate and beautiful too aren’t they. And there are owls that sound like chimpanzees?

      Thanks for providing your link here for me, Amy.

      Gayle

      Like

      Reply
  5. What an amazing mimic! Thanks for sharing.

    Like

    Reply
  6. Amazing creatures God has provided the world! Thank you for sharing, Gayle!

    Like

    Reply
  7. An impersonator of note ! This is part of the wonder of nature … Thanks for sharing this clip Gayle , I would never have known about this bird otherwise .

    Like

    Reply
  8. Wow, Gayle. This is incredible. My two dogs are crashed on the couch next to me and Zoe, who is for all practical purposes DEAF, jumped up and ran to the door to the back yard. Of course, Sparky followed. It amazes me how Zoe can hear only a few things. It must have been the high pitch.

    Like

    Reply
    • It is, isn’t it!

      I’ll bet it was the high pitch of the bird’s calls that Zoe could hear and set her running. Cute!

      Like

      Reply
  9. cute dog.

    Like

    Reply
  10. Maybe Zoe confused Ji! :0)

    Like

    Reply
  11. some birds are truly amazing when it comes to mimicking. they sound so cute :) dont they?

    Like

    Reply
  12. Simple fascinating! Incredible ~

    Thank you for visiting and offering your kind words over the loss of my Sheltie, Topaz. It’s comforting to read the kind comments from everyone ~

    ♥ ஆ ~.^

    Like

    Reply
    • I’m glad I could share this with you, Helena.

      I’m also glad that I and others could bring you some comfort from your loss of Topaz. A beautiful name you had for her too.

      Gayle

      Like

      Reply
  13. I love this. I love anything Attenborough does, don’t you? Thanks for posting it. Big smiles here.

    Like

    Reply
    • I do too! I just watched a documentary last night called “Birds of Paradise” narrated by him. These incredible birds are found in New Guinea. I enjoyed every minute of it. :)

      Like

      Reply

Please share your thoughts...

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

WordPress.com Logo

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

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s

Wightrabbit's Blog

Words and Pictures from my Kaboodle on The Isle of Wight

writing in north norfolk

Writer of children's literature, short stories and poetry

Lady Nyo's Weblog

A woman writer's blog with invitations to other writers

Poetry Breakfast

Beginning March 20th, 2016 Poetry Breakfast will once again serve a little poetic nourishment every morning. Start your day with our new expanded menu. Poems, of course, are our specialty. But we will also be serving a fuller menu that includes poetry related creative non-fiction such as letters to and from poets, essays on poetry, and anything else that might feed a poet and poetry lover’s soul.

Mithai Mumblezz

Thinks and again mumbles!!

findingtimetowrite

Thinking, writing, thinking about writing...

mindlovemisery

"We're all out there, somewhere, waiting to happen."

NavasolaNature

Nature needs Nurture

Whimsygizmo's Blog

poetic ponderings...parenting...procrastination...

Tao of Scrumble

A freeform way of life, love and everything

Sharp Little Pencil

Amy Barlow Liberatore... stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

silentlyheardonce

A Silent poet shouting to be heard

generaliregi

Romance of Five Clouds and Magical Poetry

kanzen sakura

South meets East: Poetry and Musings - words of the seasons

Poems, stories, paintings and more by Sharmishtha Basu

(Agnijaat, Agnishatdal, Agnijashatadalama, Indie Adda)

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through writing and photography

jaywalking the moon

poetry by claudia schoenfeld

She's Writing

Poetry and Prose

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

everyday amazing

spreading good cheer, fun & love for life

Michael's Lair

Just Write WordPress.com site

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

THE BeZINE

Be inspired...Be creative...Be peace...Be

bardessdmdenton - author- artist

Historical and Literary Fiction / Essays / Poetry / Reviews /Book Cover and Interior Illustrations / Pet Portraits and Other Commissioned Artwork ... "Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” ~ John Muir, naturalist, author, 1838 - 1914

Soul Dipper

Spirit Builder by Design

Contemplative Moorings

The official blog of unofficial author Michael Marsters.

Ramblings From A Mum

This is my journey, my thoughts, my views, plain and simple and from my heart. Please travel with me and share, hopefully it will be an interesting trip.

bwthoughts

copyright 2013 - no reuse without permission ( see bwfiction.wordpress.com for fiction and fantasy )

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

All Is One With Our Creator

MyHeartBlog

Take Control of Your Health

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Wanjiku

poetic inspiration from life's simplicity

k8edid

Mumblings of a Middle Aged Madwoman

IN MY NEXT LIFE

if I go around more than once then ...

I Rhyme Without Reason

I live in words

Soul Speak

'You may say I'm a Dreamer, but I'm not the only one' ~ John Lennon

~ Dragon's Dreams ~

Carpe Noctem Quod Tempus Fugit!

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

A Sanctuary for Enlightenment and Peace through Poetry and Inspirational Thoughts as we go through Life

Lafemmeroar

laughing at the malfunction of the universe is better than crying about it

Lorna's Voice

Finding ways to make words sparkle

Olivia's In- Mind Whirls..

"It's all in my mind"

dVerse

Poets Pub

Leslie White

View artwork by Leslie White

%d bloggers like this: