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.