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Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)
Headquarters, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, USA
Photograph by Walter Siegmund. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
BRUSH RABBIT FACTSDescription
Brush Rabbits are small cottontail rabbits. The fur is brownish in appearance with individual hairs of gray, black and reddish brown. The ears are fairly small. The small tail is brown above and white underneath. These rabbits seldom stray far from brushy cover. They come out to feed after sunset and stay active until early morning.
Length: 30cm - 35cm. Weight: 0.5kg - 0.9kg
forests and areas with dense brushy cover
Grasses, leaves, herbaceous plants, green clover.
Litter of 2 - 6 (usually 3-4) is born after gestation period of about 27 days. The young are about 28g at birth and are weaned after 14 - 21 days.
The Brush Rabbit is found from Oregon through to Baja California
Brush Rabbits are hunted for sport and food
Relatives in same Genus
Swamp Rabbit (S. aquaticus)
Desert Cottontail (S. audubonii)
Eastern Cottontail (S. floridanus)
Mountain Cottontail (S. nuttallii)
Appalachian Cottontail (S. obscurus)
Marsh Rabbit (S. palustris)
New England Cottontail (S. transitionalis)