There’s a happiness instantly discernible in the sounds of chirping birds that fill the air, vibrant and vivacious in all their melodious energy and joyous vibes, making for experiences of utter serenity even in the constant calling of them in high notes and shrill tones. Trilling and rattling about as they jump on from branch to branch or take flight instead in the utmost fancies of freedom, birds make the world so much beautiful a place to live in, replete as it is with the crooning mavericks of these gorgeous creatures of nature that make for sights of immense prettiness while merrily going about on their singing spree of songs captivatingly sweet.
But delivering joy through their sweet callings isn’t the only strain of thought permeating these soothing, smooth flowing voices of melodious indeed musings that these winged wonders of the world indulge in with all their heart. Even in this very universal indeed desire of birds of many a feathers to go all their hearts out sometimes in glee, sometimes through an understated melancholy ruling large, the reasons why these feathery fowls have been furthering forever their innate skill of crooning capabilities tend to be adequately varied. From being essentially expressions of delight and ‘experimentations’ in fun and frolic to more nuanced considerations of establishing territorial identity or exploring the potential of probable mates, there exist a whole range of diverse emotions that eke out this world of trilling and twittering, whistling and warbling, cheeping and chirruping so exclusively availed out of these beaky beauties beautifying up indeed the earthly horizon to extents that translate to almost heavenly holdings.
And yet across this species specific distinction of them to dish out an array of sounds and tones that fills melody in the air, all birds do not harbour the exclusive still chops for striking a chord. While most birds do indeed live up to that trait of their singing identity, it specifically are the songbirds among them that make for ultimate explorers of the crooning spirit. Accounting for almost half of all the world’s birds are these songbirds that sing in technical almost terms of expertise, delivering their meticulously learned and relearned jingle through a specialized voice box called a syrinx. In fact it is quite commendable a feat that songbirds come to perform through this distinctive feature of their vocal entailing, enabling them to perform in immense variations of notes and tones, intact with modulations and stuff, effortless sweeping through scales and chords and tunes making them exemplary indeed performers of nature. With even such mavericks entailed out of this esteemed endowment of the syrinx that which allows them to produce two completely unrelated pitches at once- switching between high and low notes with consummate ease, songbirds indeed are the elite of the winged lot when it comes to asserting the skill in symphony in such melodic rendition of the earsoothes that mesmerise and captivates with its sheer variety. Variety though not just in the undulating nature of the notes they deliver but also in their accents and dialects with discernibly distinct deviations as they pick up local ‘languages’ weaving in therefore an amazingly wide variety of rhythmic revelation across their resounding display of skill specific to areas and habitats. Indeed then, in such assertions of ‘identity’- in that it alluding to the particular region of their residing, bird songs serve truly as a definer of these beings of the feathered dimension.
While it might not be very surprising- this specifically songbirdy phenomenon of rendering the most eloquent of the warbles among them all, one thing that makes for quite a revelation perhaps is the fact that more often than not, it are the males of the winged kind who typically take the melodious route in charting out purposes galore. Whether that be in asserting the extent of own territory by proclaiming his voice to others of his kind or in attracting mates by the allure of his assertive rendition by hitting the most resonant of chords and stuff, it are attributes such as these considered typically as being of the male accord that which drives these singers of nature to croon in utmost indulgence of souls and spirits, in the process spurring up also another world altogether of imaginations and allure through such explorations of melody that indeed are- quite literally- music to the ears.
The complexity of bird songs establish indeed the strength of the males in his healthy endurance- a factor that bodes so well in the dual pursuit of defending territory and presenting to potential mates the ability of him in protecting her and raising their chicks by indicating age as well. But of concerns equally significant in more ’emotional’ an exploration of this chirping charm delves instead into the birdy courtship behavior. As a way of communicating with their mate across such duets in which both immerse themselves in all heart and soul, birds sing to strengthen their love bond and pledge also their lifelong commitment to each other. That indeed is heartening to say the least and explains pretty much why nature tends to come most alive along all these lines of delightful symphony when spring arrives. As the season most favourable for birds to mate, the constant reverberation of the bird songs in the atmosphere is but an ode to the eternal eloquence in which love finds expression across the myriad existences of earth.
And yet, it is not just such communication enamored by the idea of bonding with their partners that leads birds to dish out many a songs in soulful melody. Singing might also sum up the language of the birdfolk that enables them to communicate with each other, even beyond their partners. The familial sentiment still rules large though, as a song might be a call to their mate upon discovering food or in tending to their young ones but it can also as well be signifying of other concerns, like those warning of lurking threats or predators. That though is somewhat ironic since the trail of the songs can be conveniently followed by enemies to locate them physically and thereby scrounge them out as prey. And that still isn’t the only premise of disadvantage that singing sums up for birds so often indulging in this musical behavior innate to their nature. As it might be surmised from the clear, vibrant, far drawn melodies availing out of these blessed indeed throats of twirling thrills, singing takes up a great deal of energy and many a number of calories of these tufted twitties. But they sing still, across breeds and around the world in all universality, loud and exuberant and distinct, for such variety of reasons that are crucial to the very existence of them.
Beyond reasons and factors and motives scouted out in their immense essence, birds sing also for the sheer joy of it. Music makes for an expression of emotions so poignant and so cathartic indeed of souls and across species that which finds exploration also by birds in their own unique manifestation through life. The extent of the emotional emanating out of the birdal soul might be as complex to decipher as that of humans but birds sure sing also as an exercise in socialising and for charting out the joy of companionship, particularly enjoying that spree of making melodies with other responsive compatriots nearby. The whole experience makes for an enriching exploration as well, across such amusing fore of it that makes way for mimicry also to work its musings in. And not just the mechanics stirring the sounds and songs of different types of them but also of mechanical measures of very human allusions, whether picked up by accident or more deliberately, unfolding therefore a range of vocal leanings dynamic enough to have the whole world swaying to its serene flow of singing symphonies. In all their meandering across the musical mirage along a breezy gait and beauteous grandeur, birds truly are the most charming of nature’s creatures.