Definition of Scissor-tailed
1. Adjective. (of birds) having a deeply forked tail. "Scissor-tailed birds"
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Literary usage of Scissor-tailed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"scissor-tailed FLYCATCHER. Adult male : Tail forked, white, tipped with black ; body ash gray, whiter on throat; wings blackish ; under wing coverts, ..."
2. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"The species referred to is the scissor-tailed flycatcher ... This scissor-tailed flycatcher when first observed was flying about alighting upon the ground ..."
3. Western Birds by Harriet Williams Myers (1922)
"Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher: M us civ or a for fie at a. ... IN the scissor-tailed Flycatcher we have one of the showiest members of this large family. ..."
4. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"Its habits are said not' to differ essentially from those of the scissor-tailed Flycatcher of our southern fauna. Dr. Brewer describes an egg of this ..."
5. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1899)
"scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Summer resident in southern Kansas; common. ... Doctor Coues writes me that he never saw a live scissor-tailed flycatcher ..."
6. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"scissor-tailed Flycatcher hair or wool. They lay from three to five, and rarely six eggs with a creamy white ground color, more or less spotted and blotched ..."