so·​ra | \ ˈsȯr-ə How to pronounce sora (audio) \

Definition of sora

: a small short-billed North American rail (Porzana carolina) common in marshes

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At Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, a hooded merganser, a little blue heron, and a sora were spotted., "Bird sightings across the region," 23 June 2019 Lancaster: At Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area, there were three American bitterns, two least bitterns, one sora, two whip-poor-wills, and 26 swamp sparrows., "Bird sightings," 23 June 2018 Other sightings around the Cape included 2 blue-winged warblers at Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sandwich, a clapper rail and a seaside sparrow at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, a sora in North Truro, and 2 Northern fulmars at sea east of Truro., "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of sora

1705, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sora

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