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Delma Tapley Dennis
Delma Tapley Dennis • 2 years ago

Oklahoma designated the scissor-tailed flycatcher (Muscivora forficata) as official state bird in 1951. Protected by law, the scissor-tailed flycatcher is of great economic value (its diet consists almost entirely of non-useful and harmful insect species such as grasshoppers, crickets, and beetles). This songbird's unique scissor-like tail can be twice as long as its body. It catches most prey by aerial hawking, but will also grab insects off vegetation

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