White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus
The White-tailed Deer is the most widely distributed deer in the Americas, and is also the only deer commonly found on Montreal Island and the surrounding areas. They can easily move between locations on different sides of the river surrounding Montreal Island, although I have never observed them swimming.
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Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Cervidae > Capreolinae
Names in different Languages
|French||Chevreuil, Chevreuil de Virginie, Cariacou, Cerf de Virginie|
|Spanish||Venado de cola blanca, Ciervo de cola blanca, Ciervo de Virginia, Venado de Virginia, Venado gris|
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.
Where When to Spot
Although common, I saw white-tailed deer 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.
|Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies||4||0||0||2|
|Parc de la Frayère||2||0||0||0|
|Parc Île Bizard||0||1||0||0|
Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.
Photos of White-tailed Deer
Videos of White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) - Foraging in Winter
Recorded: 2023-03-11 - Published: 2023-03-30 - Duration: [01:40]
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) - Snowy Winter Day
Recorded: 2017-12-24 - Published: 2022-02-20 - Duration: [01:09]
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) - Grazing
Recorded: 2020-06-07 - Published: 2020-06-07 - Duration: [01:47]
You can watch these videos and many more on Muuuh's YouTube Channel.