Talk:European hare

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Can we use the hare picture from da:wikipedia at [1] ? Billlion 22:16, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Most likely, yes... 惑乱 分からん 19:02, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
We already did Billlion 19:39, 20 February 2006 (UTC)


Both the existence of Eostre herself, and (even moreso) the connection between her and the modern Easter Bunny seems to be too controversial and dubious to pass it out as plain fact in the article. The section should be either removed or rewritten/clarified. 惑乱 分からん 19:02, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

amo las liebres

Hare meat[edit]

Isn't the meat really quite DARK and delicious? Try it in central European restaurants (of course it's mostly available only in the hunting season (which, I believe, is in the fall).Svato (talk) 21:54, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Including taxonomic names[edit]

In an edit to this article I inserted the taxonomic name of the European rabbit so that there could be no confusion with which animal the European hare was being compared. Editor LittleJerry deleted this with the brief edit summary of 'Not needed'. I undid the deletion which LittleJerry has subsequently undone (i.e. re-deleted the taxonomic name) and accused me of an edit war. Hardly!. What do other editors think about including the taxonomic name so that this article is accurate and informative. __DrChrissy (talk) 23:40, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:European hare/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Sainsf (talk · contribs) 05:27, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I like this article, well, my comments:


  • I think '"normally" shy' sounds a bit awkward. The line could be rewritten as, perhaps, "Generally nocturnal and shy in nature, these hares change... " ("Generally nocturnal" sounds better.) I say "these hares" as the line sounds as if we are referring to the whole hare family and not this particular species.
  • Add more details in the second paragraph - about the hare's diet and breeding. During this spring frenzy,... a test of his determination This line focuses largely on only one detail. You should combine it with the details of reproduction (like mating season, sexual maturity - these are relevant details, you see). I like it if the second paragraph is bulky, full of nice info about the diet, behaviour and breeding.
  • It would be better if you send the line about predators from the third to the second para. You should add habitat details as well as the hare's range in the last para.

Taxonomy and genetics[edit]

  • If possible, you could tell more of the many subspecies of this hare.
  • "Nuclear gene pool" is a duplicate link.


  • "Lagomorphs" and "leporids" might confuse the reader. Perhaps you could express at least one of them differently : "The European hare is one of the largest living members of Lagomorpha" OR "As with all members of Leporidae, the hare has elongated ears..."
  • ...the hare has elongated ears which in this species ranges from... --> ...the hare has elongated ears which', in this species, ranges from...
  • Though not much needed, could you state the reason of the colour change in the coat?

Mating and reproduction[edit]

  • Link ovulation.
  • it observed in March as the nights, the bucks preferred time for activity... Bucks' preferred time.
  • Precocial is a duplicate link.
  • This line about sexual maturity - Sexual maturity occurs ... months for males should better be in the first para.

Status and human interactions[edit]

  • You have once mentioned this hare with its scientific name here. It makes the use of the common name inconsistent. Use the common name.

That's it. The rest of the sections I haven't mentioned are perfect. I await your replies. Cheers! Sainsf <^>Talk all words 05:27, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

All done. LittleJerry (talk) 18:38, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Sorry, just one more thing is to be done - about the common names you mention in the lead, what is the reference for them? Nor are they sourced elsewhere in the article. This should be sourced in the lead itself. Sainsf <^>Talk all words 09:11, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Removed all but the brown hare. It is called that in some of the article titles. LittleJerry (talk) 15:34, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Looks much fine now. Very well, I'll pass it as a GA! Cheers! Sainsf <^>Talk all words 13:04, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

The range map is a bit outdated, as far as Brazil is concerned. European Hares entered Sao Paulo State in the early 90's, and have migrated as far north as Lins(Sao Paulo State). As hunting is not allowed, and they have few natural enemies, I expect they migrate much further north. 30 Jun 2015 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:44, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Jayanth sarma[edit]

Bio Ushasarma6 (talk) 10:44, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Why the waffling about herbivory?[edit]

The lead says, "Some hares are herbivorous and feed mainly on grasses and herbs…" and the section on Food and foraging says "European hares are primarily herbivorous." Aren't all hares exclusively herbivorous? Do some of them eat meat some of the time??? —Mahāgaja · talk 09:31, 12 August 2019 (UTC)