@andrew Lyrebirds are so cool! I have a fun memory associated with the false alarms. We went camping in Northern Idaho last year, and our camp site was home to some very bold Canada Jays. We frequently saw them around the camping grounds, and sometimes they would perch in the trees right above us while we ate breakfast. We would also hear Red-tailed Hawks, but we never saw any. I’m pretty sure that the jays were mimicking the calls in order to scare off other birds! I had heard about Canada Jays doing that before, but it was so cool to see it in person! I’ve also heard that they sometimes eat from people’s hands, but ours weren’t quite that bold.
*laughs as one fey*