Bird Details
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Color: Gray
Size: 10"
Season: Summer
Description: The long, deeply forked tail identifies this species at a distance. Juvenile has a shorter, forked tail. Adult is light gray with dark wings and a salmon wash spreading from under the tail to under the wings.
Voice: An outburst of nasal kit or pup notes, sounding like a dog's squeaky toy being squeezed and vigorously shaken.
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Habitat: Fields with scattered trees and shrubs, pastures, towns, golf courses, and parks.
Interesting Fact: This species has expanded its range eastward from the western edge of Arkansas over the last century. It is becoming increasingly common east of Little Rock, with nests occasionally found.
Scientific name: Tyrannus forficatus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Adult
Charles Mills

Juvenile and adult
Robert Herron

Nest
Robert Herron
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