Kane County goodies, besides that varied thrush, included yellow rail, red-necked phalarope, scissor-tailed
flycatcher, Smith's longspur and a snowy egret in downtown Elgin.
flycatcher is the state bird; the white bass is its fish; and the honeybee is its insect.
Meanwhile, species more adapted to the arid Great Plains, including the Mississippi kite, northern bobwhite, and scissor-tailed
flycatcher, and the Southwest, like scaled quail, Cassin's kingbird, and chihuahuan raven, may thrive within its borders.
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 fetid, fretful tropics Cupid and pin the rap on scissor-tailed
"The increase in armadillos, road runners and the scissor-tailed
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." The bird gave Boomer a puzzled look, then flew away.
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.