Wily lyrebirds

Wily lyrebirds

Master mimic: male lyrebird. Credit: Alex Maisey

Males are prone to try anything to get lucky, and lyrebirds seem to have it clinched, according to study published in the journal Current Biology.

Scientists have made a surprise discovery that the wily songbirds use their extraordinary skills to mimic a nearby threat and trick females into hanging around for sex. 


Published by Cosmos.

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