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Male superb lyrebirds imitate alarm calls of a 'mobbing flock' while mating

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When birds see a predator in their midst, one strategy is to call out loudly, attracting other birds to do the same. Sometimes individuals within this 'mobbing flock' will fly over the predator or attack it directly. Now, researchers have found that male superb lyrebirds do something rather unexpected: they imitate a mobbing flock in courtship and even in the act of mating with a female.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/birds/~4/dGJ8BGsXCA0

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