Communication is essential for social life. However, is communication limited to human beings? Have you wondered how do birds communicate?
This is now you know and, in this video, we are going to tell you how do birds communicate?
1. Vocal communication
Like humans and animals, the most commonly used mode of communication in birds is vocal communication. They make two different sounds- a call and a song. While a call is more of a warning or message, a song is a more complex and generally a mating signal.
There is another purpose to a song as well, to seek and beg for food!
2. Fluttering their wings
What may seem like an act of cleaning is much more than that. Fluttering is a way of communication among birds that they do to signal their respective territory. Whenever birds feel there is an approaching intruder in their territory, they start beating the wind with their feathers to scare the intruder away and pass on the message.
3. Throwing back their head
A lot of birds like seagulls, swans, eagles are known to be quite aggressive birds that behave differently from other species especially the songbirds. When a bird throws back its head or bobs its chest out, it is a sign of anger and aggression.
4. Through behavior
Birds also have protocols that define general and acceptable behavior. But in order to impress a female bird, male birds bring some alterations in their behavior. You can spot male birds dancing or swirling or strutting, this is essentially an act of impressing their favorite female bird.
It surprises me to know that many birds even fake injuries or a certain behavior to keep predators away from their babies and nest. Smart move!
5. Exposing inner parts
A lot of birds show-off their colorful inner parts while making bold gestures to impress and display strength to the other one, male or female.