sora

[sawr-uh, sohr-uh]
noun
a small, short-billed rail, Porzana carolina, of marshy areas of North America.
Also called sora rail, Carolina rail.


Origin:
1695–1705, Americanism; origin uncertain

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sora (ˈsɔːrə)
 
n
a North American rail, Porzana carolina, with a greyish-brown plumage and yellow bill
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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Sora, king and clapper rails were also detected during the surveys.
Also provides food for sora and yellow rails, swamp and tree sparrows, snipe and other song birds.
Provides food for sora and yellow rails, swamp and tree sparrows, snipe and other songbirds.
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