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Lepus capensis

Brown Hare

Distinguished from the more common European Rabbit by its larger size, much longer dark-tipped ears, black upper tail surface and more upright stance. It does not burrow but hides in grass tussocks or similar above ground cover.

Lepus capensis is listed in the following regions:

Canberra & Southern Tablelands  |  Southern Highlands  |  Albury, Wodonga  |  South Coast  |  Barwon South West

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Species information

  • Lepus capensis Scientific name
  • Brown Hare Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 774.8m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning
  • Synonyms

    Lepus europaeus

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