Collared pika

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Collared pika

Order : Lagomorpha
Family : Ochotonidae
Species : Ochotona collaris

 

Keywords: hibernate

The Collared pika 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

Countries
Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Collared pika

Adult weight : 0.129 kg (0.2838 lbs)

Female maturity :365 days

Gestation : 30 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 2

Weight at birth : 0.009 kg (0.0198 lbs)

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Facts about the collared pika

Pikas The northern or collared pika (Ochotona collaris) is closely related to hares and rabbits. (Full text)

Pika Collared or Northern (Ochotona collaris) is one of the few mouse families living in Alaska that the casual observer usually misses while hiking in rocky areas.

what I came up with: Pikas "The northern or collared pika (Ochotona collaris) is closely related to hares and rabbits. (Full text)

Pika (Ochotona collaris) is sometimes called a rock rabbit and is in the same order (different family) as hares and rabbits, the lagomorphs.

The collared pika is found in northern British Columbia, Yukon, Alaska, and western Northwest territiories. (Wiki)

The Back of the Collared Pika is brown with gray coloring on its sides.

Grey as the rocks in which it lives and about the size of a tennis ball, the collared pika is difficult to spot, especially when its call never seems to come from where the pika is located.

The northern or collared pika is closely related to hares and rabbits.

While the collared pika is found only in Alaska and Canada, the American ranges throughout the eastern USA living in cool mountain ranges where talus slopes (inclines of broken rock) offer year-round protection from steely-eyed predators like hawks and weasels.

The Collared Pika is not considered, by Meidinger and Pojar (1991) to be a "representative species" in any of the 14 biogeoclimatic zones.

While other mammals live at the margins of the glaciers, Hik says collared pikas are the only mammals known to live year-round in the central icefields. (Full text)

Collared Pikas are small mammals within the same order as rabbits and hares.

Collared pikas are common in the mountains of central and southern Alaska, particularly above timberline.

Collared Pika Collared Pikas are small mammals within the same order as rabbits and hares.

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