Lyrebirds are both beautiful and sometimes fierce! They have to be because they’re up against a lot.
Females take four or five years to begin breeding and prefer long-unburnt vegetation, where they lay only one egg each year. And both baby and mum are targets for a whole host of predators, even when the undergrowth is thick and protective.
Now, with so much of their forest homes burnt, they’re in desperate need of refuge. With the summer fires destroying vital vegetation, lyrebird populations may be impacted for decades.