1/800s at f8.0, ISO:2000, Canon EOS-1D X, EF800mm+1.4x III converter

The name "Sora" is probably taken from a Native American language. The Sora’s breeding habitat is marshes throughout much of North America. They nest in a well-concealed location in dense vegetation. The female usually lays 10 to 12 eggs, sometimes as many as 18, in a cup built from marsh vegetation. The eggs do not all hatch together. Both parents incubate and feed the young, who leave the nest soon after they hatch and are able to fly within a month. Sora’s forage while walking or swimming. They are omnivores, eating seeds, insects and snails. Although Sora’s are more often heard than seen, they are sometimes seen walking near open water. They are fairly common, despite a decrease in suitable habitat in recent times. The call is a slow whistled ker-whee, or a descending whinny.
Along the Salt River, AZ