Credit: DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Male cicada (Cicadidae) singing on an olive branch. Male cicadas sing to attract mates, and can produce an exceptionally loud song, up to 120 decibels in some species. The male cicadas can disable their own ears during singing to prevent damage from the loud sounds. Filmed in Greece.

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Male cicada singing

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Duration: 00:00:26.26

Frame size: 1920x1080

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