Most mornings for people who live in the countryside begin with the crowing of the roosters. Yes, it is earlier than we would like, but how can we resist the laws of nature? But why do the roosters start crowing so early in the morning, for what reason?
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What do roosters crow for?
To begin with, it should be said that roosters cannot go against their nature and stop cocking. The penetrating sound is a kind of song, although not as melodious as that of other birds. Upon awakening, the roosters begin to crow. And the time for it is chosen approximately the same - both in winter and in the morning. It is interesting that roosters cannot oversleep, since they are not influenced by either the sun or other factors. The biological clock is much more important in this case. Your role is the most important.
Traditionally it is believed that the roosters emit their "cuckoo" at dawn, but they also sing this song at other times of the day. In our consciousness we have associated the song of this bird with a certain time of day, but this process has a totally different biological meaning. It's clear the birds don't think it's time to wake the people up. In fact, this song is necessary to establish contact with its neighbors. The piercing cry shows everyone who is in charge in the area and confirms to the family the inviolability of the established hierarchy.
Watch the video below, where the rooster screams until it collapses. Looks like lots of fun.
Nature has arranged that each bird has its own area to live, breed and feed. Naturally, the feathered creature protects its allotment at least from its kindred. Roosters can even fight over it. But the constant battles between parents are bad for the population as a whole. So nature has made it easy for males to demonstrate their rights, with a loud cry. This sound makes it clear to neighbors and competitors who is boss in the area.
In wild birds, these signals play a more important role. But their national counterparts have retained a similar mode of communication. This is demonstrated by the roosters that confirm the rights of their master to the chicken coop in the morning. Other roosters, on the other hand, respond by signaling to receive the signal that has been sent to them. But if there are several roosters in the pen, the main male has "voting rights". If a subordinate dares to speak, the leader will not respond, but will immediately attack.
In the absence of a rooster, even a hen can crow, as the following video demonstrates. It is rather an exception.