Oklahoma is home to many beautiful bird species, such as the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. It’s easily distinguished by its grey-colored head, pink-orange side and a tail longer than its body. Here are some facts about this Oklahoma symbol:
• The Scissortail became the official state bird in 1951.
• It’s become a symbol for the state license plate, a local park and many other Oklahoma logos.
• It primarily eats insects, like wasps, bees and beetles.
• They breed in open habitats in the Southern Great Plains.
• It uses human products in its nest, such as string, cloth, paper and carpet fuzz.