a selected lyrebird bibliography

Other Lyrebird References:

Dalziell, Anastasia H. "Elaborate Mimetic Vocal Displays by Female Superb Lyrebirds." Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4, no. April (2016): 1-13.

Dalziell, Anastasia H., and Robert D. Magrath. "Fooling the Experts: Accurate Vocal Mimicry in the Song of the Superb Lyrebird, Menura Novaehollandiae." Animal Behaviour 83 (2012): 1401-10.

Dalziell, Anastasia H., Richard A. Peters, Andrew Cockburn, Alexandra D. Dorland, Alex C. Maisey, and Robert D. Magrath. "Dance Choreography Is Coordinated with Song Repertoire in a Complex Avian Display." Current Biology 23 (2013): 1-4.

Halafoff, K. C. "Musical Analysis of the Lyrebird's Song." Victorian Naturalist 75 (1959): 169-78.

Hartshorne, Charles. "A Foreigner's Impressions of the Lyrebird's Singing." Victorian Naturalist 69, September (1952): 73-74.

Jordan, Richard. “Mimicry of Victorian bird species by the Superb Lyrebird at Hastings Caves, Tasmania after more than 60 years of isolation.” AudioWings 10, no. 2 (2007): 13-15.

Powys, Vicki. “Regional Variation in the Territorial Songs of Superb Lyrebirds in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales.” Emu 95 (1995): 280-89.

Probets, Carol. “Survey of Superb Lyrebirds at Scenic World, Katoomba.” Katoomba: Scenic World, 2010.

Robinson, F. Norman, and H. Sydney Curtis. “The Vocal Displays of the Lyrebirds (Menuridae).” Emu 96 (1996): 258-75.

Robinson, F. N., and H. J. Frith. "The Superb Lyrebird Menura Novaehollandiae at Tidbinbilla, Act." Emu 8, no. 3 (1981): 145-57.

Wall, L. E., and W. R. Wheeler. "Lyrebirds in Tasmania." Emu 66, no. 2 (1966): 123-31.

Taylor, Hollis. "Lyrebirds Mimicking Chainsaws: Fact or Lie?". The Conversation 3 February (2014). See


“Flute Lyrebird” References:

Curtis, H. Sydney. “Fact or folktale? The flute lyrebird.” AudioWings 2, no. 1 (1999): 8.

Curtis, H. Sydney, and Hollis Taylor. "Olivier Messiaen and the Albert's Lyrebird: From Tamborine Mountain to Éclairs Sur L'au-Delà." In Olivier Messiaen: The Centenary Papers, edited by Judith Crispin, 52-79. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010.

Higgins, P. J., J. M. Peter, and S. J. Cowling, eds. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand & Antarctic Birds Vol. 5. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Powys, Vicki, Hollis Taylor, and Carol Probets. "A Little Flute Music: Mimicry, Memory, and Narrativity." Environmental Humanities 3 (2013): 43-70.

Reilly, Pauline. The Lyrebird: A Natural History. Kensington: New South Wales University Press, 1988.

Robinson, F. N. “Vocal mimicry and the evolution of bird song.” Emu 75, no. 1 (1975): 23-27.

Smith, L. H. The Life of the Lyrebird. Richmond: William Heinemann Australia, 1988.