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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed
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Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed (Provincial Rarety)
-Tyrannus forficatus (Gmelin)

Adult male: Upper parts light grey, the crown with a concealed patch of orange-red; wings blackish, their coverts and secondaries edged in white; middle tail feathers blackish, the outer three on each side white (often with pinkish tinge) with black ends; throat whitish, shading to pale grey on breast; sides, flanks, and under tail coverts salmon; wing linings pale pinkish; axillars and patch on under wing coverts red.

Adult female: Similar to adult male but duller, crown patch small or wanting, tail shorter.

Young: Similar to adult female but crown patch always absent, greys more brownish; pinkish of under wings paler, the sides more buffy than pink.