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lyre·bird

 (līr′bûrd′)
n.
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.

lyrebird

(ˈlaɪəˌbɜːd)
n
(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

lyre•bird

(ˈlaɪərˌbɜrd)

n.
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.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lyrebird - Australian bird that resembles a pheasantlyrebird - 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
genus Menura, Menura - type and sole genus of the family Menuridae
Translations

lyrebird

[ˈlaɪəbɜːd] Nave f lira

lyrebird

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lyrebird

[ˈlaɪəˌbɜːd] nuccello m lira inv
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