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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit  - Sylvilagus floridanus

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

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.

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.

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

boise-des-douze - April 21, 2019

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f9.0; Iso 4000;
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Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

technopark - June 24, 2017

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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