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Bushland revels

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 8
Scope and Contents

Australian ornithologist R. T. Littlejohns spent four years in the bush filming the beautiful lyrebird, resulting in this rare footage of the bird's behavior. A female lyrebird and her chick are the initial focus of the film; the mother bird is seen gathering food for the chick; later the young bird leaves the nest. The focus then shifts to the male lyrebird and his spectacular display behavior. A complete bird song, comprised of many imitative calls, is featured on the film's soundtrack.

Dates: 1920?

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  • Subject: Birds X
  • Repository: Research Library Special Collections X
  • Names: Littlejohns, Raymond Trewolla, 1893-1961 X