Location, Wyoming, USA, Absaroka Mountains
Pika enjoying the sunset and communicating with other rock rabbits using the perfect high note :-)
Easily seen during daylight hours sitting on rocks, surveying surrounding territory. Male and female territories are usually adjacent, and separate except during breeding season. Short vocalizations signal movements to and from territories, and are used as alarm calls as well. Longer calls are used by the males during the breeding season. Maximum longevity is about 6 years. Use talus slopes or areas of broken rocks near meadows.
Habitat: Alpine & subalpine habitats, Canyons & caves
Range: Rocky Mountains, Southwest, California, Northwest, Western Canada
Information Source: eNature.com