Tuesday, January 27, 2009

DJ Liar Bird?

My friend, Carl, recently sent me an email with a link to this YouTube video of an Australian lyre bird and his amazing vocal abilities.

"at the beginning i thought "ok.. that's neat"... then the bird starts doing car alarms and buzz saws and i was speechless..."

Apparently this bird can imitate up to 30 other bird calls, and splices in other sounds that he hears in the forest, such as cameras, water drops, chain saws, car alarms, and music from a radio, to create a unique symphony designed to attract a mate.

If your valentine can beat that display, I'd love to hear about it!

1 comment:

  1. This was pretty impressive, but can the Lyre sound like a silent Irish film star?

    Love your new blog and miss you lots. I'm so happy we got to spend the eves with you and hope to see you soon.