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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Tyrannus forficatus


Pale gray in color with blackish wings and a very long tail. Underparts have a pinkish orange coloring.


Habitats include open areas, forests, and pastures. This one was seen hanging out on an electrical wire above a field at our school.


Fun Facts: 1. Scissor-tailed flycatchers can form flock of up to 1,000 birds. 2. Artificial materials (string, paper, cloth etc.) can account for close to 1/3 of the weight of its nests. 3. They feed on many insects that can be harmful to agriculture Ref:

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San Antonio, Texas, United States

Spotted on May 15, 2022
Submitted on May 15, 2022

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