Breeding habitat is freshwater wetlands with shallow and intermediate water depths dominated by fine leaved emergent vegetation. Coastal marshes and palustrine emergent wetlands (Melvin and Gibbs 1996).
Melvin, S. M. and J. P. Gibbs. 1996. Sora (Porzana carolina). In: A. Poole and F. Gill, eds. The birds of North America, No. 250. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D.C. 28pp.