Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Bartram's Garden
Nov 17th, 2013, by Alex Zorach
This photo shows a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher which I photographed in Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia. I did not locate this bird.
This bird has a range in the central US, extending north into Arkansas and southern Nebraska.
This bird is very easy to identify; it is in the same genus as Kingbirds, Tyrannus and has overall kingbird-like features, but has a very long deeply forked tail which fans out in a scissor-like shape in flight.