Why Do Birds Sing Songs?

Why Do Birds Sing Songs, Chatter, Talk & Whistle?
By: Petey, Petunia & Tweet Tweet

Birds Sing Songs, Chatter, Call, Talk or Whistle for a
variety of reasons.

Just like other pets, birds have a need to communicate to
their owners, other birds and other pets in the home the
bird's needs, feelings or emotions. Birds have their own
unique way of communicating their desires through body
language and through their voice.


A Bird talks when it is content and happy and wants to
send a message to the another bird or it's owner.


When a bird whistles it is communicating that the bird feels
content, safe and is at ease in it's world.


Some birds just like to talk, talk about anything; their
environment, how they feel, the state of the union....
so to communicate their thoughts, they chatter/chirp, sometimes
incessantly, sometimes loud, sometimes soft.

Young birds chirp or chatter when they want fed. Birds in
the wild often chatter as a warning sign to other birds that
something is not right in their environment, or as a call
to attract another bird's attention.


While there are many reasons why a bird sings, it generally
can be divided into:

When it is communicating a message to another bird
When it is communicating a message to it's owner
When it is content and happy and just feels like singing a song

More Specifically Birds Call or Sing:

* Calling or singing to attract a mate.

* Calling or singing to establish the bird's territory

* As an indication of the readiness of either or both
partners for sexual activity

* Maintain a bond between male and female bird

* As a way of communication between parent and young

* As a means of warning it's mate or other members of the flock
of danger

* As a means of gathering a flock together or finding each other

* As a means of encouragement to fellow flock members (such
as the case of geese flying and calling to other members to
keep up

* As a tactic of intimidation to predators or other birds

* Birds do practice their songs, calling and talking through

About the author:
Petey, Petunia & Tweet Tweet

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