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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Both the scissor-tailed flycatcher (Fitch, 1950; Fitzpatrick, 1980; Regosin and Pruett-Jones, 1995) and the blue jay (Racine and Thompson, 1983) establish family or larger cohesive groups.
Fitch (1950) notes that scissor-tailed flycatchers perch on prominent outposts while foraging.
Association of scissor-tailed flycatchers (Tyrannusforficatus) with specific land-cover types in south-central Texas.
Life history and ecology of the scissor-tailed flycatcher, Muscivora forficata.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) in The birds of North America online (A.
We observed nesting activity of scissor-tailed flycatchers 25 May-2 August 2009.
RESULTS--On 26 May 2009, we found our first scissor-tailed flycatcher nest under construction.
Nests of scissor-tailed flycatchers were over a wide range of distances from wind turbines.
Scissor-tailed flycatchers readily used anthropogenic structures for nesting.
The hypothesis of distance to turbine and percentage of canopy coverage combined was the model that best explained nesting success of scissor-tailed flycatchers at Wolf Ridge ([DELTA][AIC.sub.c] = 204.06, [omega] = 0.149; Table 1), although four other hypotheses also had strong support ([DELTA][AIC.sub.c] <2; Table 1).
He said the scissor-tailed flycatcher is a juvenile and may be migrating for the first time.
CUTLINE: (PHOTO) The scissor-tailed flycatcher seen Thursday at Orange Airport, far north of its normal range.