Rail, Sora bird picturesSORA RAIL
214. Porzana carolina. 9 inches.
Adults with throat and face black; young with no black on the head.
Unless disturbed they pass the greater part of the day in quiet and do most of their feeding after dusk, when their clucking notes may be heard all over the marshes.
Nest. - A rude structure of grass in the rushes; 6 to 16 eggs, buff colored with reddish-brown specks (1.25 x .90).