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The history behind the Scissortail

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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.

Nic Armbruster, Jones PR

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