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The male Lyrebird's courtship display features in two of my novels.
From StarStruck the novel by Ryn Shell `
The male lyrebird, keen to impress his mate, emitted a full repertoire of mimicked birdcalls, songs, wing beats, and beak claps, all delivered in quick succession. His “territorial” song was melodious. His “invitation display” sounds resembled a clicking, grinding, mechanical noise. As he lifted and shimmied his lyre-shaped tail, a twanging, whirling, thudding, clicking and galloping noise—plus strange metallic sounds—merged with his seduction display.
The couple slowly moved away. Even a lyrebird needs privacy to mate. Rose and Linton found a private place in the forest.
Speaking only with their eyes—eyes widened by their intensifying passion and growing love for each other—Rose, like the female lyrebird, gave her all to her mate.
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Ryn Shell pursues a full-time passion, researching for and writing Australian historical fiction novels.
Before writing a series of nine Australian Rural-ilt novels, Shell had an acclaimed fifty-year career as an award winning artist, potter, sculptor, and as an art and Australian Travel Writer, plus traditionally published, health science and non-fiction author. Shell creates one-of-a-kind and original book covers.
Ryn Shell works as a volunteer art mentor for disadvantaged children and adults.
Ryn Shell writes stories of crime, love and Australia.
artist and author
Formerly Kathy Shell of Buninyong Gallery.
The splendour of nature and the Australian bush captured in work of acclaimed artist Ryn (Kathy) Shell.
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