Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Tyrannus forficatus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Code 4

STFL

Code 6

TYRFOR

ITIS

HEAD

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 29-38 cm (11.5-15 in)
  • Weight: 43 g (1.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with buff-pink sides and flanks.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Light buoyant direct flight with shallow wing beats. Hovers briefly over prey before dipping to pick it up.
  • Wingspan Range: 36-39 cm (14.25-15.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with white outer edges.
  • Under Tail: White with black inner edges.
  • Leg Color: Black
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