Why do birds sing in the morning?

A certain generation will remember singing in school assembly the hymn ‘Morning has broken’ with the lyrics ‘blackbird has spoken like the first bird…’

Male Blackbird (Turdus merula)

Biologists think this may be because they are settled in their territory and are letting others know their whereabouts.

Some ornithologists think that birds like to sing in the morning because the sound carries further…….

Read the rest of the story on the Metro

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via SongBird Survival | Blog | Why do birds sing in the morning?

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