Porzana carolina


Common Names: Sora, sora rail, sora crake
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Rails, Gallinules, & Coots

Adult soras are 7.5 to 12 inches long, with dark-marked brown upperparts, a blue-grey face and underparts, and black and white barring on the flanks. They have a short thick yellow bill, with black markings on the face at the base of the bill and on the throat. Sexes are similar, but young soras lack the black facial markings and have a whitish face and buff breast.

The sora's breeding habitat is marshes throughout much of North America.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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