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Bird species 'tricks' mates in the pursuit of procreation

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Male lyrebirds in the throes of sexual union will mimic the sound of a distressed mob of other birds to fool their mate and stop her from escaping, new research from Australia has found.

The remarkable discovery was made after analysing audio and video of superb lyrebirds – a species known for extravagant dance routines and an ability to imitate the calls of more than 20 other species.

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Researchers found males could simultaneously reproduce both the vocal “mobbing” sounds, and the sounds of beating wings made by other bird species when they’re trying to scare off a predator.

The male lyrebirds mimicry is so accurate it not only fools the female lyrebird, but playback experiments also found other small birds were tricked into thinking there was a threat nearby.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/26/male-lyrebirds-resort-to-artful-deception-in-the-pursuit-of-procreation

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Bonkers

omg that's worse than James Charles :cryga:

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xoxo Craig
1 minute ago, Bonkers said:

omg that's worse than James Charles :cryga:

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Peter Parker
6 minutes ago, xoxo Craig said:

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Literally Trisha...

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sarahb

These are the birds that can imitate things like chainsaws 

 

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