First Nesting Record of the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus Forficatus) in Alabama

Published in 1990

Imhof (1976) considered the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) to be rare on migration and occasional in summer for inland Alabama. Nesting of this species in Alabama, however, had not been recorded. Successful nesting records in nearby southeastern states include those at Murfreesboro, TN (Jackson, 1984), Catersville, GA (LeGrand, 1989), Laurens Co., SC (LeGrand, 1982), and Tupelo, MS (Jackson, Howell, and Werschkul, 1975). An unsuccessful nesting attempt by this species occurred in Hardin Co., TN, during the summer of
1990 (Damien Simbeck, pers. comm.).

Author: Paul D. Kittle and Dee C. Patterson
Volume Number: 37 Year Published: 1990
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 7

Link to article: 37 No. 2_1990_p7-8.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 37 No. 2_1990.pdf