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White-tailed Deer - Odocoileus virginianus

White-tailed Deer is the most widely distributed deer in Americas but the only deer common on Montreal island and surrounding areas. They easily move from locations on different size of the river although I never saw them swimming.

Common Names

  • White-tailed Deer (en)
  • Venado de cola blanca, Ciervo de cola blanca, Ciervo de Virginia, Venado de Virginia, Venado gris (es)
  • Chevreuil, Chevreuil de Virginie, Cariacou, Cerf de Virginie (fr)
  • Weisswedelhirsch (de)

Taxonomy

  • Artiodactyla
  • Cervidae
  • Capreolinae
  • Odocoileus virginianus

Videos Behavioral Traits

Where & When to Spot

Although common, I saw white-tailed deers only in the remote parks such as Park Pointe-aux-trembles, Ile Bizard and surprisingly in Park Michel Chartrand which is completely surrounded by the city Longueil. This deer is around all year long. Strangely, I never saw a male White-tailed deer.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

LocationSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Park Pointe aux Prairies 3 0 0 1

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

If you spot a deer on Montreal Island it is most probably a white-tailed deer. Characteristic is their white tail displayed when running away.

Photos

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2017-12-24

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f9.0; Iso 3600;

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2017-05-13

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f6.3; Iso 1600;

White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Park Île Bizard - 2014-09-07

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215mm; Focal Length 36mm; Exposure 1/80; Aperture f5.6; Iso 500;

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

park-michel-chartrand - 2014-08-24

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215mm; Focal Length 48mm; Exposure 1/80; Aperture f5.6; Iso 800;

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

park-michel-chartrand - 2014-08-24

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215mm; Focal Length 7mm; Exposure 1/60; Aperture f4.0; Iso 80;

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Park Îles-de-Boucherville - 2014-07-12

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215mm; Focal Length 152mm; Exposure 1/100; Aperture f5.6; Iso 800;

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