(also sora crake or rail)
A common small brown and gray American rail, frequenting marshes.
- Porzana carolina, family Rallidae.
- I practiced some birding by ear, hearing but not seeing a sora rail and eastern wood pewee, plus the bird that says ‘cow cat!’
- It reminded me of a story Bud Tordoff told me about a male peregrine falcon who was good at skimming right on top of the water and would bring back sora and pied-billed grebes.
Early 18th century: probably from an American Indian language.
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