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First Songster of the Day
BirdNote
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04/24/2009
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Why do birds start their songs so early in the morning?

 

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Why do birds start their songs so early in the morning? Many are announcing that they’ve made it through the night. Some males grab the first opportunity to remind others of their territories and to fend off other males. Certain migratory males signal their location and availability to females that may have arrived during the night. This American Robin is usually among the first—and the last!—singers of the day.
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