Lyrebird, meh…


It’s funny how culture and environment inform what we find cool, interesting or amazing. This morning, I noticed that several sites (boingboing, pointing to devilducky and digg, pointing to Google Video) were all aflutter about the “amazing” song of the Lyrebird.

For me, it was kind of a “meh” moment. I live in an area close to bushland, and have to drive an hour or so to be in Lyrebird Central. Go walking in the highlands close to home, and all the weird sounds you hear are usually lyrebirds. They’re also the featured animal on the “tails” side of an Australian 10 cent coin.

Now, show me a moose, or a cougar. That’s cool!

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