Why Do Birds Sing In The Morning And Why Do Roosters Crow At Daybreak?

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William Harkin Profile
William Harkin answered
Hi Socrates.Where i live it is 200 yds from a small farm,and roosters crow at daybreak as you say,but they don't stop there,the creatures (for want or a better word) crow all day long.
The birds have a little singsong in the morning,and then are relatively quiet for the rest of the day.Sorry to disagree with you but the birds are up and singing first.
Destroy all roosters.lol
thanked the writer.
Merlin Paine
Merlin Paine commented
Yes I think we are kind of trained to think they only crow in the morning like cars always explode after they crash over a hill on in the movies..... But like another mentioned they crow at 2:00 am sometimes too.....Thanks Wille
natalie johnson
natalie johnson commented
I feel the same way. Destroy all roosters. They never ever, ever, ever, stop crowing. Right on the money.
Stewart Pinkerton Profile
Established wisdom is that they all do it to proclaim their territorial rights. The dawn chorus is always the males.
sarah c Profile
sarah c answered
Birds sing to show how they feel and roosters crow to wake people ans other animals in the mornings
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My rooster crows endlessly from 11:00 p.m.  To 5:00 p.m.  !!!
Jack Mahon Profile
Jack Mahon answered
Well learned one, Roosters crow in the morning so they may alert the birds so they will know it is morning and time for them to sing.
Oddman Profile
Oddman answered
Ascribing any particular motivation to something or someone other than yourself is always tricky business. Perhaps birds sing in early morning because the ones that didn't never found mates. The air is still and sound travels far at that time of day.

Perhaps for the same reason, we don't hear it so much at other times of day.
aileeny Profile
aileeny answered
Roosters crowing at daybreak are doing exactly the same thing as all the other birds that join in the dawn chorus,   They are all proclaiming their territory and their maleness.
      Many people get annoyed at roosters yet delight at the dawn chorus. Personally I find roosters   a natural wonderful enjoyable sound which I can smile to, enjoy, ponder on and "switch off" and go back to sleep.   What does disturb me are all the unnecessary loud sounds such as noisy neighbours, car horns blowing, engines left revving, drunks shouting and swearing, loud street arguments, loud music, night planes and all the rest of it. I think that the sounds of nature are wonderful.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I just figured they make noise when the sun comes up because they are either happy it is daytime again or maybe they think their songs and noise coax the sun to come up more and more - kind of like a rain dance of sorts :)
Mark Brookshire Profile
Mark Brookshire answered
Our roosters start at exactly 5 am. Sun or no sun. Then all day long, LoL. I call them retard-chickens. If they hear another, they start. Just like a dog.

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