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Sora - (Porzana carolina) 



  • Small dark bird with short yellow bill
  • Brown above, grey on neck and chest,
  • Black area around beak
  • Greenish legs, big toes
  • 8.75" (22 cm.)


  • Shallow marsh

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Secretive, easily heard, less easily seen
  • Most commonly known call -- a descending whinny, often in reponse to other loud noises
  • Nests are often built with overhanging

Sora walking near marsh edge

Sora stepping into the water 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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