Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2005-06

Common name:

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scientific name: Tyrannus forficatus
Date: 18 Jun 2004
Time: about 1 PM
Length of time observed: 4-5 minutes
Number: 1
Age: Adult
Sex: Unknown
Location: Rest stop on I-15 just north of Parowan
County: Iron
Distance to bird: Less than 100 ft.
Optical equipment: Binoculars
Weather: Clear, calm wind, temp 70's
Light Conditions: Mid-day, full sunlight
Detailed description of bird: Long tail, pink belly and underwings, gray body.
Song or call & method of delivery: none heard
Behavior: Flycatching from the barb wire fence on the west limit of the rest area
Habitat: grass from rest area with unknown tree species and then open fields to the west
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
only flycatcher with long forked tail and pink underwings and belly
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
I live in Houston, TX. and see this species virtually everyday from late spring to fall.
References consulted: None
Description from: Notes taken at time of sighting
Observer: David Allen
Observer's address: 20718 Water Point Trail, Humble, TX. 77346
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: none
Date prepared: 3/16/2005   (General Public)
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