Sora

Porzana carolina

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

SORA

Code 6

PORCAR

ITIS

HEAD

Sora Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown to reddish brown.
  • Head pattern: Masked, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Dark brown to gray.
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Sora Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
  • Weight: 126 g (4.44 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Gray, with dark barring.
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with fine white streaks.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Sora Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Weak labored floppy flight for short distances and low over vegetation with legs dangling.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-37 cm (12-14.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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