Albert’s Lyrebird displaying

THREATENED SPECIES

After nearly two weeks of sitting in a cold, cramped hide in the rainforest, I was absolutely thrilled to have finally photographed this displaying male Albert’s Lyrebird. These bird are only found in a small area of rainforest. Extremely shy and elusive, they have only been photographed by a handful of photographers.

Lamington National Park, Queensland

Nikon D200, 80–200mm f2.8 lens at f8, ISO 100, 3 remote flashes, hide, tripod

Status: Albert’s Lyrebird lives in moist forest and is confined to a relatively small area of rainforest in New South Wales and Queensland. It is listed as Vulnerable.

by Michael Snedic, Queensland