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  • English
    • Desert Cottontail
    • Audubon's Cottontail
  • Scientific Names
    • Sylvilagus audubonii
    • Sylvilagus audobonii
  • Spanish
    • Conejo del desierto
  • Yuto Nahua
    • rowi

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Observer

crotalinae

Date

August 17, 2014 07:56 PM PDT

Description

Four distinct individuals seen within the circle.

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What

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 20, 1967

Description

This is a screen capture from an 8mm home movie (since converted to digital) I took as a teenager in 1967 at Philmont Scout Ranch in Colfax Co., NM. Lousy image, but perhaps of some minor interest since it is nearly 50 years ago.

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What

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

john8

Date

August 13, 2014 05:06 PM PDT

Description

Rim Trail, Petrified Forest NP

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What

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

john8

Date

August 9, 2014 04:20 PM PDT

Description

Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe, NM

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What

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

mcduck

Date

August 11, 2014

Description

This guy appeared at the spring just as I was packing up the cameras to leave, so I took a few more photos of him, to compliment those I took last week. He is at least half again as large as the S. bachmani that I have photographed at the spring, and the black tipped ears make me reasonably sure he is S. audubonii. Blue Oak, Sagebrush, Buckwheat habitat.

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What

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

csavy

Date

October 16, 2013

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Observer

mcduck

Date

July 29, 2014

Description

This guy came to our spring to drink. I thought the rabbits I've seen at the spring were all S. bachmani, but the very black tips on the ears of this individual make me wonder if it is S. audubonii, or maybe the other rabbits I've seen in the area are S. audubonii and not S. bachmani? Blue Oak, Sagebrush, Buckwheat habitat.

I was back out at the spring yesterday (11 Aug 2014) and took a couple of measurements of the background, which should allow a reasonably accurate estimate of the size of this guy. I've added a duplicate of the rabbit photo, with the distance I measured marked on the photo. Based on this measurement, I'm reasonably sure this is S. audubonii. In addition, just as I was packing up the cameras and getting ready to leave, this same rabbit (with notch in ear) showed up at the spring, and he is definitely larger than the other rabbits I've photographed at the spring.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

tikaani

Date

March 7, 2014 02:16 PM AKST

Photos / Sounds

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What

desert cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

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knightericm

Date

July 23, 2014 08:04 AM CDT

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What

Conejo del desierto Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

hvillalonmoreno

Date

July 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

texasblonde

Date

July 22, 2014 08:25 AM MDT

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What

Audubon's Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Observer

ajferrara

Date

July 18, 2014 09:53 AM PDT

Description

Found bounding through underbrush near the Nature Center. It was accompanied by a younger Cottontail (Certainly old enough to be self sufficient, maybe totally unrelated, and they just happened to be in the same area).

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Description from Wikipedia

The desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon's cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit; a member of the family Leporidae.

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