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flycatcher

[flahy-kach-er] /ˈflaɪˌkætʃ ər/
noun
1.
any of numerous Old World birds of the family Muscicapidae, that feed on insects captured in the air.
2.
Also called tyrant flycatcher. any of numerous similar American birds of the family Tyrannidae.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; fly2 + catcher
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  • Other rare birds here include the silky flycatcher, the three-wattled bellbird, and the hairy woodpecker.
  • As a result, flycatcher nest parasitized by cowbirds usually produces only cowbirds.
British Dictionary definitions for flycatcher

flycatcher

/ˈflaɪˌkætʃə/
noun
1.
any small insectivorous songbird of the Old World subfamily Muscicapinae, having small slender bills fringed with bristles: family Muscicapidae See also spotted flycatcher
2.
any American passerine bird of the family Tyrannidae
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