Rooster crow is one of the most identifiable animal sounds on our planet, just next to a dog’s bark and the cat’s gentle meow. But the question here is why roosters crow? Or is it true that roosters crow only in the morning? Or if they crow much frequently in the morning as compared to other times of the day?
Although roosters are present everywhere on this planet (and they’re tasty), it wasn’t until the year 2013 that researchers actually answered the question, “why do roosters crow?”
Things you need to know
The first thing you need to get straight in your head is that roosters crow all the time. There’s nothing like they only crow in the morning. They do it all day. Crowing could be a response to a variety of innocuous stimuli, such as a bike’s horn or people walking into their coop. The reason behind this is that the rooster’s crow serves many functions.
Crow is used as a warning to let the other roosters know that they’re entering its territory. Rooster’s crowing could also be a way to talk with other birds. Sometimes crowing means roosters are celebrating getting lucky.
Roosters are known to do crowing all day long, and it could be a normal stimuli response. They will typically crow during sunset and sunrise. Roosters tend to crow at each and everything. For years, researchers, ornithologists, and the bird nerds have wondered as to what is the reason for this. And why roosters crow, mostly during sunrise and sunset? They finally figured that the crowing is the response to the variation in the light levels. Researchers have observed that roosters even do it when they see any other artificial light source or vehicle headlights.
So, it is believed that this is their stimuli response to anything such as sunset, sunrise, and someone entering their territory. But a more detailed research is still needed to find out why roosters crow?