from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A scissor-tailed flycatcher.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American bird of the family Tyrannidæ and genus Milvulus; a scissor-tailed flycatcher.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. grey flycatcher of the southwestern United States and Mexico and Central America having a long forked tail and white breast and salmon and scarlet markings
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Some common Great Plains animals, such as black-tailed jackrabbit and the scissortail flycatcher, range farther east through the Grand Prairie, creating an overlap in Great Plains and eastern forest species.
Female scissortail sergeants gauge potential mates with a small batch of 'test' eggs before breeding with them, according to an ecologist.
a golden meadowlark, then a darker scissortail snipping the air off behind it in swift flight.