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(of birds) having a deeply forked tail

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Interaction between the scissor-tailed flycatchers and blue jays was initiated by the blue jays.
The scissor-tailed flycatchers left in a northwesterly direction, which took them over a wooded area opposite the direction from which the jays originally flew to the tree.
The scissor-tailed flycatcher (Fitch, 1950; Fitzpatrick, 1980; Regosin and Pruett-Jones, 1983) and the blue jay (Atkins, 1991; Gill, 2007; Saenz and Pierce, 2009) are aggressive species and interspecific interactions are not unknown.
With some 900 nongame species and only about $130 to spend annually on each, Oklahoma wildlife managers are hard-pressed to stem the decline of the scissor-tailed fly-catch--er--or many other creatures that range within the state.
Without such support, hundreds of species like the scissor-tailed flycatcher will face rough roads in the years to come.
The purpose of our study was to investigate the potential, indirect effects of wind turbines on a migratory grassland bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus, with the majority of its summer breeding range in Texas.
The scissor-tailed flycatcher generally is common in anthropogenically disturbed areas, has not shown evidence of decline, and is listed as a species of Least Concern by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (
This patchwork habitat provides suitable breeding and foraging habitats for scissor-tailed flycatchers, which prefer to nest in savannah-like habitat, as well as in agricultural fields and pastures, and to forage from perching spots overlooking open grassy areas (Regosin, 1998).
Small likened the sighting to the sighting in October 2009 of a scissor-tailed flycatcher in Orange.
And can you name that flashy, scissor-tailed bird soaring into the swamp?
The bird has attracted some attention from birders the past week, but not as much as a rare scissor-tailed fly catcher seen last year at Orange Airport.
A scissor-tailed flycatcher was discovered at the airport early Wednesday morning by local bird expert Jeffrey S.
It is not the first time a scissor-tailed flycatcher has been seen in Massachusetts, but it is rare enough that it has birders from all over New England excited about the discovery.
Johnstone, 59, who leads bird walks for the Athol Bird and Nature Club, said he has seen scissor-tailed flycatchers four times in Massachusetts, and he has seen many during visits to Texas.
The 2017 Montrose haul featured cattle egret, snowy egret, western grebe, piping plover, laughing gull, American bittern, lark sparrow, scissor-tailed flycatcher, Bell's vireo, Kentucky warbler, summer tanager and yellow-headed blackbird.