Singing vole

Singing vole

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Microtus miurus


The Singing vole is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Canada and United States

Facts about the singing vole

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SINGING VOLE (Microtus miurus) The singing vole is another medium-sized Yukon vole, weighing 25 to 40 grams.

Singing vole Microtus miurus With a world range restricted to mountainous areas of the Yukon and Alaska, the presence of singing vole is documented only in the extreme southwestern portion of the Yukon and in the British and Ogilvie mountains in the north (Youngman 1975).

Singing voles are active day or night throughout the year.

Singing voles are colonial and burrow entrances may be close to one another.

subject, fact, singing vole, has scientific name Microtus miurus, is a kind of rat, mouse or vole, .

The singing vole is noteworthy, being the most vocal.

The singing vole is so named because it likes to sit at the entrance to its burrow and trill to warn other voles in its colony of approaching danger.

The singing vole is so named because of its distinctive alarm call -- consisting of high pitched trills and single-note, bird-like chirps -- which it often emits from the entrance of its burrow.

Singing voles are known for two remarkable behaviors. (Full text)

The Singing Vole is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Singing Vole, Microtus miurus The singing vole is named for its alarm call, which is a high pitched trill. (Full text)

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