Definition of scissortail
1 (also scissor-tailed flycatcher) a tyrant flycatcher with a very long forked tail, found in the southern US and noted for its spectacular aerial display.
- Tyrannus forficatus, family Tyrannidae
2 (also scissors-tail) a small SE Asian freshwater fish with a deeply forked tail.
- Rasbora trilineata, family Cyprinidae