Male Lyrebirds Get Their Rhythmic Groove on at Mating Time
June 7, 2013
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The elusive lyrebird, one of Australia's unique animal species, knows how to dance to its own song, according to scientists. The discovery supports the long held theory that for humans as well, music and dance are innately connected and can play a part in taking romance to the next level. Elly Park reports.
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