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G’Day Mate!

This Furphy bloke showed up on my doorstep today for Weird Bird Wednesday:

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Isn’t he a beut?!  You can be sure it isn’t a Lyre bird!

Word of the Day:  Furphy – (noun)  Australian – A false report, rumor

A Lyre bird is known as the best mimicking bird in the bird world.  It is from Southeastern Australia and has the ability to imitate the songs of 20 species of bird.  Yet, what amazes me is this bird’s ability to imitate a whole range of sounds other than birdsong.

Check out this YouTube video and tell me how many different sounds you hear!

Well, enough yabber for today, wishing you a ripper day in the outback!

Cheers!  🙂