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Sora

Porzana carolina
Photo by Tim Zurowski

Habitat: Wetlands with emergent cattails, bullrushes, sedges and grasses.

Description: short, yellow bill; black face and breast with long greenish legs.

Size: 20-25cm long.

Diet: Seeds, aquatic insects and mollusks

Fun Facts: The Sora's call is halfway between a horse's whinny, and someone laughing!

Source: Fisher, C. and J. Acorn.  Birds of Alberta.  1998.  Lone Pine Publishing.

area wildlife + plants

Sticky Purple Geranium
Geranium viscosissimum
Opposite leaves, usually basal, dark green to gray green in color.  Dense hairs above, underside only hairy along veins.  Leaves are 5-12cm wide, sharply incised into 5 to 7 lobes.  Pink-purple flowers, with 5 petals.  Grow on sticky, woody stalks.
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