Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
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Data links
LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:8c173460-ee9b-4a38-9dee-abce957ba2d7

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

For a JSON view of this data, click here

WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Menura (Menura) novaehollandiae
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

To download an RDF/XML document for the concepts and names click here
A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
Conservation status
QLDNear Threatened

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    Image by: Ian Sanderson

Description

The Superb Lyrebird is a brown bird that looks a bit like a large pheasant. The body is greyish-brown and wings are reddish. The adult male has a long tail with plumed feathers that it spreads out into a lyre shape when it displays. The females and immatures have long plain tails. source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Birds in Backyards
Distribution, Habitat, Diet, Reproduction, Distribution Map, Similar Species
Citizen Science
Images, Occurrence record
Flickr EOL
Images, Occurrence record
Internet Bird Collection
Video Page Url, Family Common Name
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet, Reproduction
Wikipedia
Images

Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Grey body with brown on back and wings. Long 'train-like' tail.
Description : Body dark grey with coppery brown on wings, back and throat. Males have a long tail with grey-white feathers and two wide, S-shaped decorative feathers. Females have long, brown feathers. Body up to 1 m long.
Biology : Male Superb Lyrebirds display their tail feathers and mimic other birds' calls during courtship dances. These displays take place on low mounds of leaf litter, which the male creates around his territory. Males take 6-8 years to develop a full adult tail. They breed in winter. They were introduced to Tasmania in the 1930s.
Habitat: Wet eucalypt forests in mountain and hilly areas.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Carnivore
Colours: brown white
Distribution: South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Museum Victoria Sciences Staff / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Menura novaehollandiae

Common Names

Common name Source
Superb Lyrebird
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Lyretail, Native Pheasant
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
class
AVES
order
PASSERIFORMES
suborder
PASSERI
suprageneric
CORVIDA
family
MENURIDAE
genus
Menura
subgenus
Menura (Menura)
species
Menura (Menura) novaehollandiae  Recorded in Australia
subspecies
Menura novaehollandiae edwardi  Recorded in Australia
subspecies
Menura novaehollandiae novaehollandiae : Superb Lyrebird  Recorded in Australia
subspecies
Menura novaehollandiae victoriae  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Charts showing breakdown of occurrence records

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Record maps from other sources

Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank

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