Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
The scissor-tailed flycatcher is a bird that nests in the south central United States and northern Mexico and winter in Central America. They prefer to nest in savannah habitat with few trees and scrub. They may also nest in area inhabited by people, such as farms, parks, or golf courses. In these areas they often materials discarded by people when constructing their nests. As a flycatcher, most closely related to kingbirds, scissor-tails eat primarily insects. 


7 comments:

Shey said...

Have not seen this yet and would love to see one in the near future. Nice capture!

G. W. Bill Miller said...

You forgot to mention that it is the state bird of Oklahoma.

Arija said...

Pretty, does it wiggle it's tail when flitting about?

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely bird!

Roger Owen Green said...

Wow, did not know that one at all...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

prairiebirder said...

Really gorgeous photograph!

Reader Wil said...

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