Watch a Lyre Bird imitate a laser beam cannon

In the video from above you will see a Lyre bird, the single animal on Earth that can imitate a huge array of sounds incredibly well. In the video from above at 00:09, 00:17, 00:48 – 00:58, 01:24 you will hear the Lyre bird making the sound of a laser cannon. How fast can these birds learn a new sound, how many sounds can they imitate? It is incredible.

From Science Alert we learn that they can also imitate the sound of car alarm. See this below:

These birds use the huge varieties of sounds to attract mates during the mating season. How they got these vocal powers is is mystery, but they’d better stick around for a lot of time. Maybe we’ll breed some of them here, in Romania.

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