Male mice singing: Mouse mating song recorded (VIDEO).

Male Mice Sing Like Songbirds When They Woo Females—We Just Can’t Hear It (Video)

Male Mice Sing Like Songbirds When They Woo Females—We Just Can’t Hear It (Video)

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April 4 2015 7:47 AM

Call of the Wild

The male mouse's adorable ultrasonic mating songs.

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While we’ve known the little rodents vocalize at ultrasonic frequencies out of range of the human ear, researchers at Duke have recorded some of their “songs” and analyzed them.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.