; class Aves, order Passeriformes)
A family of large, brown birds which have spectacular long tail feathers, most of them fine and filamentous, with two long central feathers, and two curved outer feathers in Menura novaehollandia (superb lyrebird). They inhabit forest and scrub, feed on small invertebrates, and build a large, domed nest on the ground. There are two species, confined to eastern Australia.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.