When you think of Lyrebirds you often think of their spectacular fanning tale. It is not surprising that one of the two species of these well-known Australian birds is known as the Superb Lyrebird.
Keen photographer Joan Lowe as managed to capture one of these beautiful creatures on camera for all to appreciate.
The male superb lyrebird is dark brown on the upper part of his body and lighter brown below, with red-brown markings on his throat. It has a 55-centimetre-long tail with dark brown feathers above and silver-grey below. Females of the species are smaller than the males, with similar colouring but without the lyre-shaped tail.
The other species - the Albert's Lyrebird - is similar in appearance to the Superb Lyrebird, but is smaller and darker, with a rich chestnut colour.
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