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Superb Lyrebird

Menura novaehollandiae Latham, 1801

The Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) is a pheasant-sized songbird, measuring approximately 100 cm (39 in) long and weighing around 1 kg (2.2 lb), with brown upper body plumage, grayish-brown below, rounded wings and strong legs. Among all extant songbirds only the Common and Thick-billed Ravens regularly outweigh it and only the much more slender Black Sicklebill can rival its length. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Menuridae
Genus:
  Menura

Scientific:
  Menura novaehollandiae

Citation:
  Latham, 1801

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lxi

Protonym:
  Menura novaehollandiae

Avibase ID:
  952F56822FA3776E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/952F5682

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561097

Geographic range:

  • Menura novaehollandiae novaehollandiae: SE Australia (c New South Wales to Victoria border)
  • Menura novaehollandiae edwardi: E Australia (extreme se Queensland to Hunter River, NSW)
  • Menura novaehollandiae victoriae: SE NSW to Dandenong Range, Victoria; introduced s Tasmania
English:
Superb Lyrebird
Czech:
lyrochvost nádherný
German:
Graurücken-Leierschwanz
Danish:
Grå Lyrehale
Spanish:
Ave-lira Soberbia
Finnish:
lyyrypyrstö
French:
Ménure superbe
Icelandic:
Skartlýrufugl
Italian:
Uccello lira superbo
Japanese:
kotodori
Japanese:
コトドリ
Dutch:
Liervogel
Norwegian:
Praktlyrehale
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Praktlyrehale
Polish:
lirogon wspanialy
Portuguese:
Pássaro-lira-soberbo
Russian:
Великолепный лирохвост
Slovak:
lýrochvost hrabavý
Swedish:
praktlyrfågel
Ukrainian:
Лірохвіст австралійський
Chinese:
华丽琴鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Superb Lyrebird ( Menura novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Ménure superbe ( Menura novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Ménure superbe ( Menura novaehollandiae) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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James Lee Peters:
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James Lee Peters (original):
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James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Menura novaehollandiae [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: ocell lira superb
Czech: lyrochvost nádherný, Velechvost nádherný
Danish: Grå Lyrehale
German: Graurücken-Leierschwan, Graurücken-Leierschwanz, Leierschwanz
English: Superb Lyrebird
English (IOC): Superb Lyrebird
Spanish: Ave Lira Soberbia, Avelira soberbia, Ave-lira Soberbia
Spanish (Spain): Ave-lira Soberbia
Spanish (HBW): Superb Lyrebird
Estonian: hund-lüürasaba
Finnish: Lyyrypyrstö
French: Ménure lyre, Ménure superbe, Oiseau-lyre superbe
Hungarian: pompás lantfarkúmadár
Icelandic: Skartlýrufugl
Italian: Uccello lira superbo
Japanese: kotodori
Japanese: コトドリ
Scientific: Menura novaehollandiae, Menura novaehollandiae novaehollandiae, Menura superba
Lithuanian: Didysis lyrauodegis
Dutch: Liervogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Praktlyrehale
Norwegian: Praktlyrehale
Polish: lirogon wspanialy, lirogon wspaniały
Portuguese: Pássaro-lira-soberbo
Russian: Большая птица-лира, великолепный лирохвост
Slovak: lýrochvost hrabavý, Lýrochvost nádherný
Serbian: Velika lirašica
Swedish: Praktlyrfågel
Turkish: Muhteşem Lirkuşu
Ukrainian: Лірохвіст австралійський
Chinese: 华丽琴鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 華麗琴鳥

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