Lyrebirds are among Australia’s best-known native birds,lyrebirds are notable because of the striking beauty of the male bird’s huge tail when it is fanned out in display.The Superb lyrebird is one of two species of Lyrebird found in Australia the other being the Albert’s lyrebird.Lyrebirds feed mainly on ground-dwelling insects, spiders, frogs, and other small invertebrates that they find by scratching among the leaf litter. They have powerful legs with long toes and claws, which are ideal for raking over dead leaves and soil.Lyrebirds are capable of imitating almost any sound. Mixed in with their own calls, clicks and song, you will usually hear them mimicking loud clear sounds made by other birds and mammals – including humans. They have been heard to mimic the sounds of chainsaws, horns, alarms and even trains. They sing throughout the year, and scientists think that the mimicry helps them to vocally set out their territory and defend it from other lyrebirds.Lyrebirds are not endangered in the short to medium term. Albert’s Lyrebird has a very restricted habitat and had been listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, but due to careful management of the species and its habitat the species was downgraded to Near Threatened in 2009.The Superb Lyrebird, once seriously threatened by habitat destruction, is now classified as common.