The Sora (Porzana carolina) breeds from Alaska and north Canada to northeast and southwest USA; in winters lives from south USA to Peru and Guyana. It prefers grassy marshes, flooded fields, rice fields, and reed-bordered ponds. Olders are 20 cm (8 inches) in height and 65 g in weight.
It is above brown, with its neck, sides of head and breast slaty. Face and throat black, belly white. Bill yellow and legs dull greenish. Eats aquatic insects, snails, and seeds.