The Bird Who Can Mimic Laser Guns and Camera Shutters

Superb lyrebirds have the ability to mimic any sounds from their environment, including chainsaws, toy laser guns, camera shutters, jackhammers and also human voice. Sometimes, in summer, they sing for hours a day. Here are some of their most amazing songs.

Alarm

Camera shutter

Camera with a motor drive

Chainsaw

Hand saw

Kookaburra

The sound of a toy gun, by a specimen at Healesville Sanctuary, Australia

Human voice

Chook, a male Superb Lyrebird at Adelaide Zoo, Australia, picked up many sounds during a recent construction work in the zoo