Albert lyre-bird

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matt
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Albert lyre-bird

Hi

This morning my daughter and I looked out the lounge room window and were surprised to see what looked like a pair of Albert lyre-birds. I know that they are only suppose to be found in NSW and QLD border regions. We live on the costal edge of the NSW mountain ranges 2 hrs south of Sydney with rainforest areas around us, we have a lot of Suberp Lyre birds, is it possible that they were Albert Lyre birds???

They had a richer brown colour with a redish patch on the throat under the head and their tales were more of plain fan than a lyre.

Matt

pacman
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your description does sound like an Albert's but it would be about 10 hours (by car) out of area

I would consider other factors - cloud cover, the shade of trees, etc etc 

Peter

matt
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Thanks Peter

I did think it was to far south however they were directly under the window about 2 metres down in the filtered morning sun scratching in the garden under a small tree, after a few minutes when my daughter returned with camera they got startled and ran off back into the forest.

Matt

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Superb Lyrebirds for sure. No Alberts exist that far south. If they do it would be a real rare instance. There could be some slight variation in plumage I suspect, which is locality dependent.

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