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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus forficatus

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
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Copyright by: The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, all rights reserved.
 
General Description
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher breeds from southeastern Colorado and southeastern New Mexico east through Nebraska and southwestern Missouri, and south through Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas (Sibley 2014). In Montana, this species has several summer and fall records (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Accidental

Western Hemisphere Range


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Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 20

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



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