superb lyrebird

/səpɜb ˈlaɪəbɜd / (say suhperb 'luyuhberd)

noun
the larger of the two lyrebird species, Menura novaehollandiae, the male being noted for its fine tail and for building mounds upon which to display; native pheasant.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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