Pika: Colorado, Clear Creek County, Mount Evans
39.584006, -105.638120 (4220 meters elevation)
Pika: United States, Wyoming, Park County, Absaroka Range, Carter Mountain
44.295613, -109.255455 (2670 meters elevation)
Pika: Colorado, Conejos County, San Juan Mountains, Rough Canyon, along the Alamosa River
37.392174, -106.410554 (2777 meters elevation)
Pika: Colorado, Garfield County Flat Tops, along Bear River
40.033581, -107.106483 (3035 meters elevation)
Pika: Colorado, Chaffee County, Sawatch Range; 2.5 km SE of Cottonwood Pass
38.803010, -106.385791 (3340 meters elevation)
Pika: United States, Colorado, Lake County, Hagerman Pass
39.264425, -106.47344 (3600 meters elevation)
Observed and photographed an American Pika in a scree field along the Bighorn Creek Trail in Colorado's Eagle's Nest Wilderness Area.
The pika (/ˈpaɪkə/ PY-kə; archaically spelled pica) is a small mammal, with short limbs, rounded ears, and no external tail. The name pika is used for any member of the Ochotonidae, a family within the order of lagomorphs, which also includes the Leporidae (rabbits and hares). One genus, Ochotona, is recognised within the family, and it includes 30 species. It is also known as the "whistling hare" due to its high-pitched alarm call when diving into...