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Birds Singing for Us

1 month ago   |   By Ornithology

The reasons birds sing is to declare or defend a territory and to attract a mate as part of courtship. They don't sing because they are happy, although some philosopher and nature guru types might disaagree. Singing attracts attention, which is fine if you want to declare that you are the owner of a particular piece of property or attract a female. Singing also lets predators know where you are, but it's a tradeoff - a bird has to put itself in a little danger in order to raise a family. A bird singing for fun just exposes itself to predators for a little self-indulgence but to no...
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