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gnatcatcher

[nat-kach-er] /ˈnætˌkætʃ ər/
noun
1.
any tiny insect-eating, New World warbler of the genus Polioptila, having a long, mobile tail and a slender bill.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; gnat + catcher
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Examples from the web for gnatcatcher
  • Another note, which is raspy, resembles that of the blue-gray gnatcatcher.
  • One way to minimize gnatcatcher predation is to encourage coyote foraging on the property.
  • Pre-construction gnatcatcher surveys will identify whether and where any gnatcatcher reoccupations have occurred at that point.
British Dictionary definitions for gnatcatcher

gnatcatcher

/ˈnætˌkætʃə/
noun
1.
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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