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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), Marana, Pima County

Always a crowd-pleaser with its marvelous plumage, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is a casual migrant and summering species in southern Arizona and accidental fall migrant in northern Arizona. The species has nested at least once in the state (AZ Breeding Bird Atlas). So far this spring, 3 have been reported: from south of Rodeo, near the Amado STP and this bird from Marana (it's possible that this is the same bird that was seen in Amado) found by Katie Schonhorst on May 10, 2006. It was seen in both Pima and Pinal counties. Sketch details or photos are requested for documentation of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in AZ.





Photographed by Al Tozier, on 13 May 2006


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