Wake up! Why do birds call in the morning?

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Birds make an incredible cacophony of sound early morning, but why do they do it? 

It might surprise you to learn that there’s a difference between bird calls and songs. Only some birds string notes together, whereas every species makes a calling sound of some kind.

Read more: Why do birds make so much noise in the morning?

In this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Imma Perfetto gets to the bottom of why our feathered friends pipe at the top of their lungs… especially in the morning when their human neighbours are trying to get some shut-eye.

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