scissortail

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scissortail

(ˈsɪzəˌteɪl)
n
(Animals) an American bird, a tyrant flycatcher, with a long, forked tail
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Noun1.scissortail - grey flycatcher of the southwestern United States and Mexico and Central America having a long forked tail and white breast and salmon and scarlet markingsscissortail - grey flycatcher of the southwestern United States and Mexico and Central America having a long forked tail and white breast and salmon and scarlet markings
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
genus Muscivora, Muscivora - a genus of Tyrannidae
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On the cedar posts of barbed wire fences running along the tracks perched scissortails and crows, while in the top branches of lightpole crosstrees, hawks and buzzards watched us glide amiably by.