- 7.9–9.8 in
- 1.7–4 oz
- Marouette de Caroline (French)
- Gallineta de Cienaga (Spanish)
Breeds in shallow wetlands with lots of emergent vegetation.
Seeds and aquatic invertebrates.
- Condition at Hatching
- Covered with black down, leave nest within one day. Fed by parents.
Common and widespread, but may be declining in some areas. Hunted in numerous states and provinces.
- Melvin, S. M., and J. P. Gibbs. 1996. Sora (Porzana carolina). In The Birds of North America, No. 250 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.