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lyrebird

[ lahyuhr-burd ]
/ ˈlaɪərˌbɜrd /
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noun
an Australian passerine bird of the genus Menura, the male of which has a long tail that is lyrate when spread.
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Origin of lyrebird

First recorded in 1825–35; lyre + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for lyrebird

lyrebird
/ (ˈlaɪəˌbɜːd) /

noun
either of two pheasant-like Australian birds, Menura superba and M. alberti, constituting the family Menuridae: during courtship displays, the male spreads its tail into the shape of a lyre
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