Why is the superb lyrebird considered a superb mimic?

The superb lyrebird is a natural mimic. It can mimic sounds from Nature. It is commonly found in the Australian forests and it can imitate complex sounds like camera shutters, other birds, especially the laughing kookaburras and interestingly, the wing beats of small birds. Although not much is known about the bird yet its hearing and memory are considered excellent. It is a kind of a songbird that produces sound with a vocal organ known as ‘syrinx’. Superb lyrebirds’ imitations or mimicry is just a warning to the other lyrebirds to stay away from their territory.

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