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American Pika

Ochotona princeps

Description:

This is a diurnal species of pika. They are herbivorous, smaller relatives of rabbits and hares.

Habitat:

Boulder fields.

Notes:

I came across this pair of Pika's in a boulder field. One was above me hiding in the shade of the rocks while the other was sitting in the sun below me. They were regularly calling to each other.

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2 Comments

RachaelB
RachaelB 8 years ago

Thanks Yuko. I think it helped that I was by myself - nice and quiet - and it was a lovely sunny morning. Hope you spot them on your next trip!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

PIKA!!! I love this cute little animal! I look for them every time I hike on the rocky area of Mt. Rainier. I heard them a few times, but have not spotted them yet. You're so lucky! Nice series!

RachaelB
Spotted by
RachaelB

Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2012
Submitted on Sep 25, 2012

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