MOUPIN’S PIKA/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

MOUPIN’S PIKA

 MOUPIN’S PIKA


DESCRIPTION: A small, rich russet–brown pika with buff underparts. Its fur is lightly speckled; the brown on its back continues across the throat like a collar. In winters, its colour pales to buff–brown.

BEHAVIOUR: A burrowing species, found in rocky areas under forested canopies.

DISTRIBUTION: Sikkim and perhaps northern West Bengal (1,800–4,100 m).

HABITAT: Medium-altitude rhododendron and bamboo forests.

Size: 14–18 cm,

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