Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Singing Mice

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“Mice can sing, and . . . their songs to prospective mates are nearly as complex as those of birds,” reports New Scientist. Mouse songs are at ultrasonic frequencies, that is, at a pitch too high for the human ear to hear—likely the reason they were not noticed before.

Researchers in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., found that the vocalizations of male mice “were arranged into phrases and motifs, fulfilling the definition of ‘song.’” This puts mice in an exclusive club. Other mammals known to sing are whales, dolphins, some bats and, of course, humans.


Don E. Chute said...

I Hate Mice as well as all other marsupials.

But thanks for the post.


Ferdy.Nex said...

I am actually amused with a rat..

thanks for u, n don't forget walking back again to my blog


james said...

I also do not like the rat. :)

Ferdy.Nex said...



eddie mns soemanto said...

i hate rat, but i like Jerry. visit me back...

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