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Females' Siren Song Initiates Courtship Duets In African Frogs, Columbia Biologists Find

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February 18, 1998
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The female of a species of South African frog doesn't wait for suitors to make the first move, according to new research by Columbia University biologists. As her eggs become ready to fertilize, she begins a clicking song that initiates a courtship duet with a nearby male that helps the partners find each other.

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Columbia University. (1998, February 18). Females' Siren Song Initiates Courtship Duets In African Frogs, Columbia Biologists Find. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980218052334.htm
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