Sentence Examples


  • The graceful Menura superba, or lyre-bird, with its tail feathers spread in the shape of a lyre, is a very characteristic form.
  • Cabanis recognized the Pteroptochidae as a distinct Family, but made it also include Menura (see LYREBIRD), and in 1874 P. L.
  • The continent, however, possesses the two important genera of the Pseudoscines, namely the lyre-birds (Menura) and the scrub-birds (Atrichia).
  • (I) Suboscines with Menura, lyre-bird, and Atriehia, scrubbird, in Australia.
  • He had, however, the courage to act up to his own professions in collocating the rollers (Coracias) with the beeeaters (Merops), and had the sagacity to surmise that Menura was not a Gallinaceous bird.

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