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Adj.1.scissor-tailed - (of birds) having a deeply forked tail; "scissor-tailed birds"
caudate, caudated - having a tail or taillike appendage
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The 2017 Montrose haul featured cattle egret, snowy egret, western grebe, piping plover, laughing gull, American bittern, lark sparrow, scissor-tailed flycatcher, Bell's vireo, Kentucky warbler, summer tanager and yellow-headed blackbird.
Here I describe an encounter between a group of five scissor-tailed flycatchers (Tyrannus forficatus) and a group of 11 blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata) for a perch site.
In Orange a little more than a year ago, a scissor-tailed flycatcher made an appearance and became a life bird for many who got a chance to see the beautiful long-tail feathered creature.
The increase in armadillos, road runners and the scissor-tailed flycatcher.
Smith was on a family vacation somewhere in western Texas about eight years ago when he spotted a scissor-tailed flycatcher, a small gold, tan and gray sparrow-shaped bird with two long distinctive tails, indigenous to the region but one that he'd never seen before.
Figure 2 (opposite page): Scissor-tailed Flycatcher fan with feathers collected over 15 years from birds mostly common in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and down into Mexico.
Swallows and their relatives, the swifts, include the big purple martin, the scissor-tailed and buff-breasted barn swallow, the chimney swift ("a cigar with wings and twinkling flight") and many more species.
That," he said importantly, "is a scissor-tailed nut-chucker.
Not so long ago, the scissor-tailed flycatcher was a familiar sight during mating season throughout the Oklahoma prairies.
Answers: 1) pelican 2) scissor-tailed flycatcher 3) woodpecker 4) the male peacock has the showy tail, while the peahen is drabber in color.
The purpose of our study was to investigate the potential, indirect effects of wind turbines on a migratory grassland bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus, with the majority of its summer breeding range in Texas.
Small likened the sighting to the sighting in October 2009 of a scissor-tailed flycatcher in Orange.