The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is a species in the kingbird genus and the tyrant flycatcher family. These handsome birds are found in parts of North America and Central America.
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers are named for their long split tails. Males and females both have long tails, though those of male birds may be up to 30% longer than a female's. Males and females share the same striking plumage: grey upperparts, light underparts with pink-hued flanks, and black-and-white tails.
In the United States, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers are found across central southern states like Texas and Kansas. It is the official state bird of Oklahoma.