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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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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.
The scissor-tailed 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 flycatcher.
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.