High resolution giclee print mounted on cradled birch plywood panel, 12 x 12".
Oklahoma designated the scissor-tailed flycatcher (Muscivora forficata) as state bird in 1951. Protected by law, it is of great economic value (diet consists almost entirely of non-useful and harmful insect species such as grasshoppers, crickets, & beetles). The songbird's unique tail can be twice as long as its body. Oklahoma is the center of it nesting range. Late summer flocks of up to 1,000 birds form prior to migration to their winter
range in south Mexico and Central America (some in southern FL). It uses many human materials in its nest.