French: Ménure d’Albert German: Braunrücken-Leierschwanz Spanish: Avelira de Alberto
Other common names:
Prince Albert's Lyrebird
Turanga Creek, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
Extreme SE Queensland and extreme NE New South Wales, in E Australia.
86–93 cm; c. 930 g. Large, with long legs, big strongly clawed feet, and train-like tail. Male has dark grey head and neck, mainly dark red-brown to rufous-brown... read more
Similar to M. novaehollandiae, a wide variety of different sounds, ranging from mechanical... read more
Mainly subtropical montane rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest with dense, mesic understorey of... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known. Thought to consume mainly adult and larval insects and other soil invertebrates; diet probably similar to that of M... read more
Poorly known. Laying in May–Aug. Mating system unknown; arena behaviour, male sings and displays, raising fanned tail over body and... read more
Poorly documented. Sedentary, both sexes resident in same general area throughout year; possibly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Australia EBA. Global population... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!