Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Tyrannus forficatus

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The scissor-tailed flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), also known as the Texas bird-of-paradise and swallow-tailed flycatcher, is a long-tailed bird of the genus Tyrannus, whose members are collectively referred to as kingbirds. The kingbirds are a group of large insectivorous (insect-eating) birds in the tyrant flycatcher (Tyrannidae) family. The scissor-tailed flycatcher is found in North and Central America.

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  1. (c) Martin Hall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/8519117
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scissor-tailed_flycatcher

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