Sora Rail with clavicle fracture

Photo by Isabel Luevano

Sora Rails — marsh-dwelling birds of the family Rallidae — are fairly common patients at both our wildlife centers in California. This Sora was found unable to walk or stand, and was transferred to our San Francisco Bay center from nearby Lindsay Wildlife Museum last week.

Upon arrival, the bird had regained the ability to stand and walk, but was found to have a clavicle fracture. The fracture is now healing thanks to a body wrap.