• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scissorstail (Zoöl) A tyrant flycatcher (Milvulus forficatus) of the Southern United States and Mexico, which has a deeply forked tail. It is light gray above, white beneath, salmon on the flanks, and fiery red at the base of the crown feathers.
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In literature:

My friend and I were privileged to witness a rare and attractive scissorstail show, more gratifying than any circus performance.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser