Order Passeriformes

Family Menuridae

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  • Large, mainly ground-dwelling birds with short, rounded wings, long legs and a long tail.
  • Eastern Australia.
  • Mostly moist forest with dense understorey and some bare areas.
  • 76-103 cm.
  • 1 genus, 2 species, 4 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Lill, A. (2019). Lyrebirds (Menuridae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52300 on 10 December 2019).