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Porzana carolina

The Sora may be found nearly anywhere in North America where it breeds. Winters are spent in southern USA, Mexico, Central and northern South America. This bird ranges over a wider area than of all the rails. Like its cousins, it reveals its presence more readily to our ears by its distinctive call, than it will to our eyes. There are several vocalizations offered by the Sora, but the most memorable ‘song’ is its barrage of descending beeps. No other bird utter sounds remotely similar to this bird. When rearing young the Sora will consume insects and other invertebrates. Most of the year this bird eats mostly seeds and vegetable matter, much more so than any of its kin.


      Sora Calls
      Sora Whinny

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