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  • noun Plural form of scissorstail.


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  • Like all the members of the flycatcher group, the scissorstails capture insects while on the wing, making many an attractive picture as they perform their graceful and interesting evolutions in the air.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896

  • In the evening I returned to the enchanted spot, but the scissorstails had disappeared.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896

  • The nests of the scissorstails are set in the crotches of trees in the neighborhood of country homes on the prairie.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896

  • Several days passed before an individual of this species put in appearance, as the scissorstails, which are migrants, had not yet returned from their winter quarters in a more southern clime, and so I had to wait for their arrival.

    Our Bird Comrades 1896


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