The sincerest form of feathery flattery

Lyrebird By Stephanie Small

The old saw that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery can take many forms &#8212 someone who copies your dress, someone who copies your mannerisms, someone who steals your favorite catch phrases.

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But what if that someone has feathers and takes on a form of imitation that’s totally unexpected? Listen as this Australian lyrebird imitates the many sounds of local zoo construction. It might make you listen extra-closely to the little sounds around you! Play the video

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