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lyrebird

[lahyuh r-burd] /ˈlaɪərˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
an Australian passerine bird of the genus Menura, the male of which has a long tail that is lyrate when spread.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; lyre + bird
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lyrebird

/ˈlaɪəˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
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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