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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) (Gmelin, 1789)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Tyrannidae

Scientific:
  Tyrannus forficatus
Citation:
  (Gmelin, 1789)

Protonym:
  M [uscicapa] forficata

Avibase ID:
  6F65F82B4A1BA7F2

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178293

Geographic range:

  • Tyrannus forficatus: Breeds s-central US; winters to w Panama
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Czech:
  tyran vidloocasý
German:
  Scherenschwanz-Königstyrann
Danish:
  Sakshalet Kongetyran
Spanish:
  Tijereta Rosada
Finnish:
  saksityranni
French:
  Tyran à longue queue
Italian:
  Tiranno codaforcuta settentrionale
Japanese:
  embitairanchou
Japanese:
  エンビタイランチョウ
Dutch:
  Zwaluwstaartkoningstiran
Norwegian:
  Saksetyrann
Polish:
  tyran rózany
Russian:
  Ножницехвостый мухолов
Slovak:
  postriežkár vidlochvostý
Swedish:
  Saxstjärtstyrann
Chinese:
  剪尾王霸鹟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Milvulus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Tyran à longue queue ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Tyran à longue queue ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 1st edition:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscivora forficata)
Clements 4th edition:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 6th edition:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
eBird version 1.50:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
eBird version 1.52:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
eBird version 1.53:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
eBird version 1.54:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficata)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
James Lee Peters:
    Tyrannus forficata
James Lee Peters (original):
    Tyrannus forficata
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Tyrannus forficata
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher ( Tyrannus forficatus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Tyrannus forficatus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Czech: Tyran vidloocasý
Danish: Sakshalet Kongetyran
German: Scherenschwanz-Königstyrann, Scherentyrann, Scheren-Tyrann
English: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Spanish: Cola de Tijeras, Pitirre Rabotijera, Pitirre Tijereta, Tijereta, Tijereta Rosada, Tirano tijereta, Tirano Tijereta Rosado, Tirano-tijereta Rosado
Spanish (Colombia): Tijereta Rosada
Spanish (Costa Rica): Tijereta rosada
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Cola de Tijeras
Spanish (Honduras): Tijereta
Spanish (Mexico): Tirano tijereta, Tirano-tijereta Rosado
Spanish (Nicaragua): Tijereta Rosada
Estonian: käärsaba-tikat
Finnish: Saksityranni
French: Moucherolle à longue queue, Tyran à longue queue
Haitian Creole French: Pipirit ke long
Hungarian: ollósfarkú tirannusz
Italian: Pigliamosche codaforbice, Tiranno codaforcuta settentrionale
Japanese: embitairanchou, enbitairanchou
Japanese: エッビタイランチョウ, エンビタイランチョウ
Latin: Milvulus forficatus, Muscicapa forficata, Muscivora forficata, Muscivora forficatus, Tyrannus forficata, Tyrannus forficatus
Dutch: Zwaluwstaartkoningstiran, Zwaluwstaart-koningstiran
Norwegian: Saksetyrann
Polish: tyran rózany, tyran różany
Russian: Ножницехвостый мухолов
Slovak: postriežkár vidlochvostý, Tyran vidlochvostý
Swedish: Saxstjärtstyrann
Chinese: 剪尾王霸鹟

 

         

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