Fork-tailed
Fork-tailed Fork"-tailed`, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow-tailed; -- said of many birds. [1913 Webster]

{Fork-tailed flycatcher} (Zo["o]l.), a tropical American flycatcher ({Milvulus tyrannus}).

{Fork-tailed gull} (Zo["o]l.), a gull of the genus {Xema}, of two species, esp. {X. Sabinii} of the Arctic Ocean.

{Fork-tailed kite} (Zo["o]l.), a graceful American kite ({Elanoides forficatus}); -- called also {swallow-tailed kite}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fork-tailed — may refer to:* Fork tailed Drongo, small passerine bird of the Old World tropics * Fork tailed Palm Swift, resident breeding bird from Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and Trinidad south to northeastern Peru and Brazil …   Wikipedia

  • fork-tailed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective or forktail ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : having the tail or posterior end of the body deeply cleft a fork tailed schistosome cercaria usually : having the outer feathers or rays of the tail much longer than the central ones used of birds and …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fork-tailed Drongo — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Fork-tailed flycatcher — Fork tailed Fork tailed , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow tailed; said of many birds. [1913 Webster] {Fork tailed flycatcher} (Zo[ o]l.), a tropical American flycatcher ({Milvulus tyrannus}).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fork-tailed gull — Fork tailed Fork tailed , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow tailed; said of many birds. [1913 Webster] {Fork tailed flycatcher} (Zo[ o]l.), a tropical American flycatcher ({Milvulus tyrannus}).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fork-tailed kite — Fork tailed Fork tailed , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow tailed; said of many birds. [1913 Webster] {Fork tailed flycatcher} (Zo[ o]l.), a tropical American flycatcher ({Milvulus tyrannus}).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fork-tailed Storm Petrel — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Fork-tailed Flycatcher — Taxobox name = Fork tailed Flycatcher status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Tyrannidae genus = Tyrannus species = T. savana binomial = Tyrannus… …   Wikipedia

  • Fork-tailed Palm Swift — Taxobox name = Fork tailed Palm Swift status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Apodiformes familia = Apodidae genus = Tachornis species = T. squamata binomial = Tachornis squamata binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Fork-tailed Storm-petrel — Taxobox name = Fork tailed Storm petrel status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Procellariiformes familia = Hydrobatidae genus = Oceanodroma species = O. furcata binomial …   Wikipedia

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