scissor-tailed flycatcher

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scissor-tailed flycatcher:

see flycatcherflycatcher,
common name for various members of the Old World family Muscicapidae, insectivorous songbirds including the kingbirds, phoebes, and pewees. Flycatchers vary in color from drab to brilliant, as in the crested monarch and paradise flycatchers of Asia and Africa.
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One species, the scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), is a central plains species and two, the Inca dove (Columbina inca) and roadrunner, are western.
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.
We saw both at close range, noting their distinctive black caps and flight pattern separating this species from the similar and seasonally abundant scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus).