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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

James the Lyrebird

I love finding old books in bookshops that highlight Australia's Fauna and Flora and the many past authors who investigated Australia's wonderful diversity of Animals,Birds and Plant Life.

I found one such book the other day called the "The Lore of the Lyrebird" by Ambrose Pratt.
In it I found the wonderful story of Edith Wilkinson and "James" the wild Lyrebird she befriended.

James became a celebrity in his day and you can find many references on the internet including
the short film in the link below.

As yet I have never had the pleasure to photograph a Lyrebird and have had one fleeting glimpse of one on Mt Buffalo in Victoria.

A children's book has also been written based on the story by Jackie Kerin.

Here below is Jackie telling the story on youtube.

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