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Lyrebirds: Menuridae

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Lyrebirds And People, Conservation Status, Albert's Lyrebird (menura Alberti): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET

ALBERT'S LYREBIRD (Menura alberti): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Both Albert's and the superb lyrebird are native to Australia, where they occur from southern Queensland and northern New South Wales along the Great Dividing Range and south to southwestern Victoria.


Both species of lyrebird live only in Australia's rainforests and mixed temperate forests, although the Albert's specializes in mountainous areas and the superb occupies a broader range of elevations (from foothill to sea-level). Lyrebirds require lush understory vegetation both to feed and to hide from predators, animals that hunt them for food.


Lyrebirds eat a carnivorous, meat eating, diet of insects and other invertebrates, animals without a backbone.


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