Fork-tailed

Fork´-tailed`


a.1.(Zool.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow-tailed; - said of many birds.
Fork-tailed flycatcher
(Zool.) a tropical American flycatcher (Milvulus tyrannus).
Fork-tailed gull
(Zool.) a gull of the genus Xema, of two species, esp. X. Sabinii of the Arctic Ocean.
Fork-tailed kite
(Zool.) a graceful American kite (Elanoides forficatus); - called also swallow-tailed kite.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is primarily fished as game and is sometimes known as the "Fork-Tailed Cat," "Fiddler" or "Lady Cat." The Flathead catfish is another prominent North American species, as well as the blue catfish.
This fork-tailed raptor, which gets most of its food from scavenging dead animals, is more common now than for over 200 years: since the mid-1990s numbers have quadrupled in Wales.
The presence of fork-tailed cercariae (Figure 3: (5)-(6)) has not been reported yet among snails in the Philippines other than Oncomelania hupensis quadrasi, a known snail intermediate host for Schistosoma japonicum.
When food gets scarce, African birds called fork-tailed drongos (Dicrurus adsimiiis) watch for a meerkat or other forager to find desirable prey.
The distinctive, fork-tailed bird of prey was discovered by a couple in their garden at Aberarth, said the RSPCA.
There's a fork-tailed fly catcher up near Cockroach Bay right now.
This was the case of a fork-tailed flycatcher he spotted recently.
Centuries of relentless persecution had driven the bird, known by its vernacular name as the fork-tailed puttock, to the very brink of extinction.
Overhead will be red kites, the wide-winged, fork-tailed bird of prey once shot to extinction in England.
Other seabirds breeding there include Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Brandt's Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Rhinoceros Auklet, Cassin's Auklet, Pigeon Guillemot Western Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull and Black Oystercatcher.