scissor-tailed flycatcher

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scis·sor-tailed flycatcher

A flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) of southern North America and Central America, having a very long forked tail.
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scis′sor-tailed` fly′catcher

a tyrant flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, having a long, forked tail.
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