Gursky’s spectral tarsiers (Tarsius spectrumgurskyae) in Tangkoko National Park in Sulawesi, Indonesia sing morning duets, which scientists captured with autonomous devices and handheld digital recorders.

‘Yoda’ primate sings duet like opera star

Scientists recently proposed that tiny, monkey-like creatures called tarsers sing duets together in the style of opera singers — but those who fail to reach the high notes may also fail at attracting mates.

With large, pointy ears and expressive eyes, the nocturnal tarsier bears a striking resemblance to the diminutive Jedi Master Yoda from the Star Wars movies. But while Yoda never displayed any operatic abilities, tarsiers are energetic singers who may use vocalizations as a form of sexual selection, or to signal to each other that it’s time, according to a new study Get all the members of the unit together to sleep.

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