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Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

Tyrannus forficatis


Adult scissor-tail.


Open country along roadsides. Migratory. Spends winters south of US/Mexico border, and in southern Florida.


Consume large numbers of insects which can be harmful to crops. They are monogamous and solitary nesters. Eggs are white with red, olive, grey and brown blotches. Male tail is longer than female. State bird of Oklahoma. Large groups are called a 'pinking', a 'snip' or a 'zipper'.

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1 Comment

gatorfellows 8 years ago

nice shot :)

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Lewisville, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2014
Submitted on Sep 30, 2014

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