Monday, 11 March 2013

Bird #22: Sora Rail

Common Name: Sora
Scientific Name: Porzana carolina
Description: 8.5 inches; small swamp bird; upperparts mottled brown; underparts white and black – grey markings; breast grey; short yellow bill; legs yellowish green; tail is usually held erect while walking and flying ; Adult: black face marking; Juvenile:  whitish face
Habitat: wetland with suitable vegetation