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  • Portuguese
    • Franga-d'água-americana
  • Scientific Names
    • Porzana carolina
  • French
    • marouette de Caroline
  • Spanish
    • Polluela sora
  • English
    • Sora
    • chicken-billed rail
    • chicken-bill
  • German
    • Carolinasumpfhuhn

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What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 18, 2014 12:05 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 17, 2014 08:39 AM PST

Description

For better photos of this individual please see dpom's observation today! :-)

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Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

dpom

Date

November 17, 2014 08:50 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

francisco3

Date

November 15, 2014 07:29 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sora (Porzana carolina) Porzana carolina

Observer

carollane9026

Date

November 13, 2014 07:53 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

hfabian

Date

November 8, 2014

Description

Found at high tide.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

January 9, 2009

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

royaltyler

Date

November 3, 2014 08:47 AM CST

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What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

finatic

Date

November 1, 2014 11:46 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 23, 2014

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What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

ericisley

Date

February 8, 2003 12:33 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

P1570230

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

muir

Date

October 10, 2014 09:35 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I do NOT expect anyone to identify a sora from this photo, but the blur within the blur is actually the bird. I saw it well enough in flight to note the size and stubby yellow bill. Prior to flushing, I was on the boardwalk after a rain (so there was no to minimal human activity for an hour or move) and saw something move the reeds a few feet away. There was too much vegetation to see what it was, but after ~30 more seconds, it flushed to the other side of the boardwalk.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Sora (Porzana carolina) is a small waterbird of the family Rallidae, sometimes also referred to as the Sora Rail or Sora Crake.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.