Definition of Flycatcher

1. Noun. Any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing.




2. Noun. Large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing.

Definition of Flycatcher

1. n. One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects, which they take on the wing.

Definition of Flycatcher

1. Noun. Any of several birds, of the families ''Muscicapidae'' (in Europe and Asia) and ''Tyrannidae'' (in the Americas), that catch insects in flight. ¹

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Definition of Flycatcher

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Medical Definition of Flycatcher

1. One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects, which they take on the wing. The true flycatchers of the Old World are Oscines, and belong to the family Muscicapidae, as the spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa grisola). The American flycatchers, or tyrant flycatchers, are Clamatores, and belong to the family Tyrannidae, as the kingbird, pewee, crested flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus), and the vermilion flycatcher or churinche (Pyrocephalus rubineus). Certain American flycatching warblers of the family Sylvicolidae are also called flycatchers, as the Canadian flycatcher (Sylvania Canadensis), and the hooded flycatcher (S. Mitrata). See Tyrant flycatcher. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flycatcher

flyblow
flyblowing
flyblown
flyblows
flyboarding
flyboat
flyboats
flybook
flybooks
flyboy
flyboys
flybridge
flybridges
flyby
flybys
flycatcher (current term)
flycatchers
flycatching
flycatching warbler
flye
flyer
flyered
flyering
flyers
flyes
flyest
flyfish
flyfisher
flyfisherman
flyfishermen

Literary usage of Flycatcher

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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1840)
"GREAT CRESTED flycatcher, Nutt. Man., vol. ip 271. ... Of these new-comers the Olive- sided flycatcher is one, and one, too, whose size and song render it ..."

2. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"A specimen of this little flycatcher was sent to me along with the one last ... This flycatcher has a great range through the countries bordering upon the ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"This charming little flycatcher is now one of our most confiding, familiar birds. It will be interesting to learn if the great crested flycatcher has also ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"The earliest date I can find for the Least flycatcher is April 23, at Petersburg.—MJ MAGEE, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. ..."

5. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Derby flycatcher. Pitangus derbianus. Range. —Mexico and Central America, ... This handsome bird is the largest of the flycatcher family found in the United ..."

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