gnat-catcher

gnatcatcher

[nat-kach-er]
noun
any tiny insect-eating, New World warbler of the genus Polioptila, having a long, mobile tail and a slender bill.

Origin:
1835–45; gnat + catcher

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gnatcatcher (ˈnætˌkætʃə)
 
n
any of various small American songbirds of the genus Polioptila and related genera, typically having a long tail and a pale bluish-grey plumage: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc)

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