Imhof (1976) declared Scissor-tailed Flycatchers uncommon on the Alabama coast during migration, particularly in fall, but rare at any time inland. One of the earliest inland records was a specimen taken in Autauga County in the spring of 1889 or 1890 (Golson and Holt 1914). On the basis of several summer records of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Imhof (1976) stated “It is not known to nest in the state, but summer records indicate that nesting may eventually occur” . The first occurrence came during the summer of 1990, when a pair of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers fledged four young, west of Florence (Lauderdale Co.), AI. (Jackson 1991). Since then, there have been nesting records from Florence, Decatur (Morgan Co.) and Birmingham (Jefferson Co.) (Jackson, pers. commun.l. and an unconfirmed report from southern Montgomery County (Meadows, pers. commun.).
Author: Larry Gardella and Carolyn Snow
Volume Number: 43 Year Published: 1997
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 41
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1997/Vol. 43 No 1 1997_p41-43.pdf
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