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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Without such support, hundreds of species like the scissor-tailed flycatcher will face rough roads in the years to come.
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.
However, in these instances, the scissor-tailed flycatcher was the initiator of the interaction.
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.
He said the scissor-tailed flycatcher is a juvenile and may be migrating for the first time.
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 (http://www.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus--A male was seen in agricultural land near Guemez (23[degrees]54'57"N, 99[degrees]03'48"W, ca.