today i learned – tues 25th apr 2017

not gonna lie, today’s little fact has genuinely blown my mind ๐Ÿ˜ฑ … blown my mind to the point that i had to watch multiple videos to make sure that it was actually legit! 

this little brain explosion comes courtesy of the animal kingdom ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป it feels like a while since we had an animal fact ๐Ÿฅ.

#tdil that there is a bird that can mimic pretty much any sound that it hears ๐Ÿ˜ณ.

it’s called a ‘lyrebird’ and when i say “pretty much any sound” i’m talking everything from r2d2 to a chainsaw! it’s genuinely mental and you have to see/hear it for yourself to actually appreciate how insane it is … to that end, here’s the godfather of animals himself, david a, doing what he does best. 

so, if you’re still with me after that mad video, i’ve a few more facts about the lyrebird for you ๐Ÿ™‚. 

there are two species of lyrebird: the superb lyrebird and the albert’s lyrebird. whilst both are ground-dwelling birds found in australia, they are really quite different in a number of ways. 

the first of the two species, the superb lyrebird, is the one that you’ve just seen in that video. not only is it the bigger of the two lyrebirds, it is also one of the world’s largest songbirds ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. superb lyrebirds are well known for their elegant tail feathers (those ones that you’ve seen in the video ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป)

the second in the species, the albert’s lyrebird, is the rarest of the two species and is found in a much smaller area. unlike the superb lyrebird, this pheasant-sized bird lacks big tail feathers ๐Ÿ˜ญ but, as a consultation, it’s named after prince albert ๐Ÿ™‚. 

if i’m honest, there’s not much else that i want to say … i mainly just wanted to share that video and the lyrebird’s mad skills with you ๐Ÿ˜ฌ. 

goodnight one and all! ๐Ÿง #tdil

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#mindblown, am i right? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ if you fancy some more little facts like this, why not take a gander around the rest of my blog by clicking right –>here<–

 

(today’s image comes courtesy of the reusable section of google ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป it belongs to csiro)

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