The Albert’s Lyrebird (Menura alberti) was named after Prince Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom,
This pheasant-sized songbird is approximately 35 inches or 90cm long. The upper plumage is brown; the plumage below is a rich chestnut.
This bird mimics the sounds of other bird species.
It resembles the related Superb Lyrebird in its habits and appearances, but lacks the elegant lyre-shaped tail feathers of the Superb Lyrebird.
Diet / Feeding
Its diet consists of insects found on forest floor and on rotting logs.
Distribution / Range
Albert’s Lyrebird occurs in the subtropical rainforests of Australia, in a small area on the state border between New South Wales and Queensland.
Nesting / Breeding
They build platform nests by trampling down dense vegetation.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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