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Either of two Australian birds of the genus Menura, the male of which has long tail feathers that are spread in a lyre-shaped display during courtship.
(Animals) either of two pheasant-like Australian birds, Menura superba and M. alberti, constituting the family Menuridae: during courtship displays, the male spreads its tail into the shape of a lyre
either of two large passerine birds of the genus Menura, of E Australia, the males of which have long tails that are lyrate when spread.
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|Noun||1.||lyrebird - Australian bird that resembles a pheasant; the courting male displays long tail feathers in a lyre shape|
passeriform bird, passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless