scissor-tailed flycatcher


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scis·sor-tailed flycatcher

 (sĭz′ər-tāld′)
n.
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


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