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Sora (Porzana carolina)
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Sora (Porzana carolina)

General Description: Sora (Porzana carolina) are small, secretive shorebird-like creatures of freshwater marshes with a gray body, rusty wings and back speckled with white, a yellow bill, and a black face patch. The tail is short and often held upright showing the white underside.

Taxonomy: Gruiformes, Rallidae, Rallinae.

Favored Habitat: Freshwater marshes.

Sora (Porzana carolina)

Where to Find: The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Duck Creek Ponds, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Rails feed in shallow water on aquatic bugs.

Sora (Porzana carolina)
Rare opportunity as a Sora comes out into the full sunshine.
Sora (Porzana carolina)
Sora skulking in the deep vegetation
Sora (Porzana carolina) Sora (Porzana carolina)
Sora (Porzana carolina) Sora (Porzana carolina)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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