Beyond Falsetto: Do mice sing at ultrasonic frequencies?

1:16pm, November 2, 2005

Male mice may serenade prospective mates at pitches about two octaves higher than the shrillest sounds audible to people.

This "mouse song" is comparable in complexity to the sequences of tones that songbirds and some whales make, say Timothy E. Holy and Zhongsheng Guo of Washington University in St. Louis.

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