weringerong is one of the Australian Aboriginal language names for the bird known in English as the superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae).
I encountered a pair of these extraordinary birds on an early morning walk in the forest surrounding the Bundanon Trust cattle farm near Nowra, New South Wales, and filmed these brief sequences with a Canon G9 compact digital camera I was carrying at the time.
There has been no manipulation of the audio-track - the lyrebird is seen and heard mimicking a wide range of other bird species.
In the background are many other species found in this spotted gum and burrawang cycad forest - a wonga pigeons persistent oop-oop-oop, the watery cascades of grey fantails, the sparkle of wrens and thornbills, chortling magpies and butcherbirds, the insistent shrieking of noisy miner honeyeaters..
The other main scene shows the lyrebirds characteristic foraging behaviour, scratching in the leaf litter with its powerful legs to uncover tasty invertebrates.