The male lyrebird has a beautiful and ornate tail. At 3 years of age the male lyrebird grows
a 2 foot long tail of 14 wispy feathers which are lined by 2 solid feathers on either side.
These 2 outer feathers curve outwards gently, mimicking the shape of a lyre when the cock is
on display. The female has an ordinary tail. The lyre has a stout body with strong legs and
claws. The plumage is grey-brown, softly highlighted by red on the wings. Lyrebirds are
found in high altitude forests of Australia.
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