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Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

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December 10, 2018
Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs
Researchers found that the urban frogs call faster, more frequently and add more embellishments — a series of staccato "chucks" on the end of the initial whine — compared with those in the forest. Those fancy urban love songs are three times more likely to attract the ladies, as scientists learned by playing back recordings of both city and forest frog calls to an audience of female frogs in a laboratory.