Singing Mice

CC Image from Wikimedia

CC Image from Wikimedia

By: Nikki M.

Singing mice use their “songs” in a vast variety of ways, each with differences and similarities. For example, both the Alshon and Chiquiri mice male members of the species sing to attract mates
The difference comes in the way that the small Alshon mice avoid confrontation with the larger Chiquiri mice when they stray into their territory, and only perform songs to warn others of their own species about a territorial violation. They do so to warn others that the land is there’s, and avoid the larger mice to avoid physical confrontation. The Chiquiri mice, on the other hand, will openly sing to both their own species and Alshon mice to protect their territory, as they have size as a major advantage. (Read more…)

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