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Superb Lyrebird

Menura novaehollandiae Latham, 1801

The superb lyrebird is an Australian songbird, one of two species from the family Menuridae. It is one of the world's largest songbirds, and is renowned for its elaborate tail and courtship displays, and its excellent mimicry. The species is endemic to Australia and is found in forest in the southeast of the country. According to David Attenborough, the superb lyrebird displays the most sophisticated voice skills within the animal kingdom—"the most elaborate, the most complex, and the most beautiful". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Menuridae
Genus:
   Menura
Scientific:
  Menura novaehollandiae


Original description

Citation:
  Latham, 1801

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lxi

Protonym:
  Menura novaehollandiae

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261435


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  952F56822FA3776E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-952F5682

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
Catalan:
ocell lira superb
Czech:
lyrochvost nádherný
Danish:
Grå Lyrehale
German:
Graurücken-Leierschwanz
Spanish:
Ave Lira Soberbia
Spanish (Spain):
Ave lira soberbia
Finnish:
lyyrypyrstö
French:
Ménure superbe
Croatian:
velika lirašica
Hungarian:
pompás lantfarkúmadár
Icelandic:
Skartlýrufugl
Italian:
Uccello lira superbo
Japanese (romaji):
kotodori
Japanese:
コトドリ
Lithuanian:
Didysis lyrauodegis
Dutch:
Liervogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Praktlyrehale
Norwegian:
Praktlyrehale
Polish:
lirogon wspaniały
Portuguese:
Pássaro-lira-soberbo
Russian:
Великолепный лирохвост
Slovak:
lýrochvost hrabavý
Serbian:
Velika lirašica
Swedish:
praktlyrfågel
Ukrainian:
Лірохвіст австралійський
Chinese:
华丽琴鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
華麗琴鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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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 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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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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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):
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Clements 1st edition:
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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 Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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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, HBW: Superb Lyrebird
English (IOC): Superb Lyrebird
English (United States): Superb Lyrebird
Esperanto: nov-holanda menuro
Spanish: Ave Lira Soberbia, Avelira soberbia, Ave-lira Soberbia
Spanish (Spain): Ave lira soberbia, Ave-lira Soberbia
Spanish (HBW): Superb Lyrebird
Estonian: hund-lüürasaba
Finnish: Lyyrypyrstö
French: Ménure lyre, Ménure superbe, Oiseau-lyre superbe
Friulian: lire
Croatian: velika lirašica
Hungarian: pompás lantfarkúmadár
Icelandic: Skartlýrufugl
Italian: Uccello lira superbo
Japanese (romaji): kotodori
Japanese: コトドリ
Kazakh: үлкен лирақұйрық
Kirghiz: ири лиракуйрук
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
Portuguese (Portugal): ave-lira-soberba
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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