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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit - Sylvilagus floridanus

Brownish, speckled fur with a short white tail, hence its name “Cottontail”. Eastern Cottontail rabbits are very shy and prefer to hide.

Common Names

  • Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (en)
  • Conejo castellano, Conejo de Florida (es)
  • Lapin à queue blanche (fr)
  • Baumwollschwanz-Kaninchen, Florida-Waldkaninchen (de)

Taxonomy

  • Lagomorpha
  • Leporidae
  • Sylvilagus floridanus

Where & When to Spot

The only wild rabbits I saw around Montréal are the eastern cottontail rabbits. I will update this section once I have spotted another species.

How to Identify

Although common on the Island of Montreal, they are difficult to spot. The only time I saw this species was near the airport along a rarely used pathway leading into an undeveloped area. Look for them along bushes and forests into open areas.

Photos

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Boisé Des Douze, St. Hyacinthe - 2019-04-21

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f9.0; Iso 4000;

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

technopark - 2017-06-24

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 2000;

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