Sora, Porzana carolina


Sora
Soras, like their close relatives the Clapper and Virginia Rails, spend their lives mostly in marshy wetlands; like all rails they are secretive and more likely to be heard than seen.


Sora


Sora


Sora


Sora
Above, juvenile, with two-tone bill yellow at base and brown-tipped, with little to no black on face, throat, and upper breast; below, adult in breeding plumage, with all-yellow bill and extensive black.

Sora