Menura superba
Lyre bird Lyre" bird` . (Zo["o]l.) Any one of two or three species of Australian birds of the genus {Menura}. The male is remarkable for having the sixteen tail feathers very long and, when spread, arranged in the form of a lyre. The common lyre bird ({Menura superba}), inhabiting New South Wales, is about the size of a grouse. Its general color is brown, with rufous color on the throat, wings, tail coverts and tail. Called also {lyre pheasant} and {lyre-tail}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Menura superba — didysis lyrauodegis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Menura novaehollandiae; Menura superba angl. superb lyrebird vok. Graurücken Leierschwanz, m rus. большая птица лира, f; великолепный лирохвост, m; обыкновенный… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Menura novaehollandiae — didysis lyrauodegis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Menura novaehollandiae; Menura superba angl. superb lyrebird vok. Graurücken Leierschwanz, m rus. большая птица лира, f; великолепный лирохвост, m; обыкновенный… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Superb Lyrebird — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • лирохвосты — (птицы лиры), семейство птиц отряда воробьинообразных. Длина 75 130 см, у самцов в хвосте 2 пера лирообразно изогнуты. 2 вида, во влажных лесах Юго Восточной Австралии; акклиматизированы на острове Тасмания. Известны способностью имитировать… …   Энциклопедический словарь

  • passeriform — /pas euhr euh fawrm , peuh ser euh /, adj. of or pertaining to the order Passeriformes; passerine. [ < NL Passeriformes, equiv. to L passer sparrow + iformes IFORMES] * * * ▪ bird Introduction also called  passerine  or  perching bird     any… …   Universalium

  • Lyre bird — (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of two or three species of Australian birds of the genus {Menura}. The male is remarkable for having the sixteen tail feathers very long and, when spread, arranged in the form of a lyre. The common lyre bird ({Menura superba}) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lyre pheasant — Lyre bird Lyre bird . (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of two or three species of Australian birds of the genus {Menura}. The male is remarkable for having the sixteen tail feathers very long and, when spread, arranged in the form of a lyre. The common lyre… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lyre-tail — Lyre bird Lyre bird . (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of two or three species of Australian birds of the genus {Menura}. The male is remarkable for having the sixteen tail feathers very long and, when spread, arranged in the form of a lyre. The common lyre… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Лирохвост — птица лира, менура (Menura) род птиц из отряда воробьиных, составляющий особое семейство Menuridae. Крупные птицы, как по строению, так и по внешнему виду сильно уклоняющиеся от остальных воробьиных. Клюв средней длины, прямой, на конце согнутый …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • lyrebird — /luyeur berrd /, n. an Australian passerine bird of the genus Menura, the male of which has a long tail that is lyrate when spread. [1825 35; LYRE + BIRD] * * * Either of two species of insectivorous suboscine passerines (family Menuridae) named… …   Universalium

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