The Superb Lyrebird is a large species of songbird of Australia known for its extraordinary ability to mimic sounds. They are endemic to Australia, found in forest habitat in the southeast of the continent. They feed on foraged invertebrates.
While the body plumage of the Superb Lyrebird is relatively drab in shades of brown and grey, the long tail plumes of the adult male are spectacular. The ornate tail may grow to be 28" long and consists of 16 feathers. The two outer feathers make the shape of a lyre, a musical instrument, giving the species its common name.