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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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Recent observations

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What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 27, 2014

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Square

What

sora (Porzana carolina) Porzana carolina

Observer

brennan3909

Date

May 4, 2014 07:29 AM CDT

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Description

migrating

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Sora Porzana carolina

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nvarvel

Date

May 1, 2012

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Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

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nvarvel

Date

September 13, 2013

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No photos or sounds

Observer

lomoloop

Date

June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT

Description

Sora heard vocalizing in shallow, closed basin pond. Air temperature = 64 degrees F. Sky clear. Calm wind. Last rain 2014-06-20. Moon phase: awing crescent. Habitat: shaded pond has emergent vegetation such as Carex spp., and is surrounded by mixed northern hardwood/conifer forest. Partially submerged large woody debris present. Also heard: spring peeper, eastern gray tree frogs, and green frog.

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Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

linwoodard

Date

June 28, 2014 10:26 PM EDT

Description

Running around in the grass on the edge of the freshwater ponds on Stratton Island

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

kaitlin

Date

July 10, 2014

Description

Feeding near marshy area of Glenshire pond. I first observed it 5 days ago. Based on plumage, it appears to be a juvenile. This is a new bird for me.

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What

Sora Porzana carolina

Observer

gpstewart

Date

September 4, 2013 08:22 AM CDT

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Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

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caseyzill

Date

May 4, 2013 08:19 AM EDT

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What

Sora Porzana carolina

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muir

Date

May 5, 2014 08:25 AM CDT

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What

Sora Porzana carolina

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kylejones

Date

May 17, 2014

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Square

What

Sora Porzana carolina

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kucycads

Date

May 15, 2014

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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.