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The Lyrebird: A Documentary Study of Its Song

The Lyrebird: A Documentary Study of Its Song

Hear the beautiful songs of the lyrebird, long recognized as the "greatest mimic in the world," recorded near Melbourne, Australia, by ornithologist K.C. Halafoff and Peter Bruce. Extensive liner notes discuss the musical value of the lyrebird song, which "actually amounts to an orchestra administered on solo lines."

Track Listing

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Explanation and Demonstration: Introduction P. Bruce 3:53
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Explanation and Demonstration: Song - Mature Bird P. Bruce 3:17
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Explanation and Demonstration: Song - Young Bird P. Bruce 2:29
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Explanation and Demonstration: Dance Music P. Bruce 2:04
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Explanation and Demonstration: Courting Song P. Bruce 5:59
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Explanation and Demonstration: Message Reception P. Bruce 1:20
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Explanation and Demonstration: Feeding Chatter P. Bruce 2:24
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Analysis: Introduction P. Bruce 4:14
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Analysis: Oil Can Clicks P. Bruce 2:12
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Analysis: Stanza Melody P. Bruce 1:20
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Analysis: Variations in Stanza Melody P. Bruce 3:31
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Analysis: Multiple Calls from One Bird P. Bruce 2:04
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Analysis: Group Singing P. Bruce 1:29
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Analysis: Imitation P. Bruce 1:21
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Analysis: Conclusion P. Bruce 1:53
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