Lyrebirds can mimic chainsaws

Named the superb lyrebird, this attention-seeking animal has the unique ability to mimic and out-sing every other bird in Australia. It doesn’t stop there either, as its impressive skills enable it to impersonate man-made objects such as chainsaws, camera shutters and car alarms.

In case you were wondering what the male lyrebird’s motives were for this uncouth behaviour, simply put the more sounds it can imitate, the more chance he has of succeeding with the female lyrebirds – the true sounds of love.

Listen to the amazing abilities of the lyrebird here!

Image credit: Brian Ralphs