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Sora

Porzana carolina

Description:

It's a marsh-walker. It's widely distributed in North America but actually seeing this little fellow is quite difficult.

Habitat:

The Sora loves hidding in dense cattail vegetation that grow around lakes and rivers. I've seen it feeding on knotweed (Polygonum spp.)

Notes:

It was a little bit hard to get a good picture of this bird because of its behaviour. It's very secretive!!!

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6 Comments

MikeGrageda
MikeGrageda 9 years ago

OK! Good sugestion Alice, I like that picture too! Hehe, I'm still learning how to use my account. Greetings!!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

I think if you changed the order of your pictures, more people might stop to view them, like put number 3 first.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

I've heard one many years ago, but never gotten to see more than a tail disappearing in the reeds

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Lovely Spotting !!

MikeGrageda
MikeGrageda 9 years ago

Thanks Liam!!! I spent about three or four hours one morning laying down on the ground by the cattails, just waiting for the Soras to get used to me and start showing up. I really like these birds, they are pretty cool to watch. Greetings!!!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Great photos! They rarely come out for shots. I have yet to get photos of them like yours! Really well done, Mike!

MikeGrageda
Spotted by
MikeGrageda

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 19, 2011
Submitted on Dec 6, 2011

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