- 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
Example Sentences Including 'lyrebird'
It seems the lyrebird , by raking over soil with its powerful feet, is destroying our forests with the subtlety of an earthmover.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
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