Guest Author - Lisa Shea
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is the state bird of Oklahoma. Also known as the swallow-tailed flycatcher, it is found in the central US and Mexico. They live in large flocks which can number in the thousands during migration season.
The bird is arond 12" long with much of that being its long, grey tail. Its head and breast is a dusty white. It has a short black beak.
The flycatcher eats insects and catches many of them on the wing. It raises chicks in sets of 5.
State Bird Listing