Soras are small, chubby, chickenlike birds with long toes. They have a stubby bill unlike other rails in the United States and Canada, which have longer bills. They frequently hold their short tail cocked up.
Larger than a Song Sparrow, smaller than a Virginia Rail.robin-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 7.9-9.8 in (20-25 cm)
- Weight: 1.7-4.0 oz (49-112 g)