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|Back from Mongolia (no bicycling ):|
I present to you what is presumably Ochotona pallasi, Pallas's Pika (Pallas-Pfeifhase). These ground dwelling creatures don't look like hares but they belong indeed to the order Lagomorpha. They can whistle like marmots, only on a higher register. They are prey to Eagles. 5 species of Pika have to be considered for Mongolia. According to recent research presented by Mongolian students in Takhin Tal, there is only one species to be found in the area the picture was taken. A "First on TN".
ID: Smith A.T. &Yan Xie Y., ed., 2013. Mammals of China. Princeton USA
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very nice and strange hase to see
great details and good sharpness
thanks gr lou
- [2014-10-09 15:24]
Hi Dietrich,a very very interesting specie,i never seen before this specie.A great capture despite the difficult backlight,but you exposed very well the moment to show us the best detail of this specie,another great surprise from your last trip.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
what a beauty. fascinating capture of pretty Pika. Congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
If you have a trip report to Mongolia, I would be pleasured to read it. Best wishes