The main animal has fanning horns and sheds them every year. It is ruddy brown, white in variety with a short dull earthy colored mane and white underparts—and an enormous roundabout of long hair on "the rear end".
They are light-footed, purposeful climbers, adjusted to the unreliable balance of snow-covered and frigid precipices, where hunters are hesitant to follow. On these precipices, they promptly turn on their followers, including people.
The most perceptible trait of the outshining crane is the huge red fix on the head. The red fix reaches out from the cheek along the bill and over the highest point of the head. The red fix is made of skin and is practically featherless.
American pikas are little, rat like warm blooded creatures. Pikas have short, bold bodies with huge, round ears and don’t have a noticeable tail. The American pika has a brown and dark hue, which is intended to disguise them among rocks.