Definition of Gnatcatcher

1. Noun. Very small North American and South American warblers.

Generic synonyms: Warbler
Group relationships: Genus Polioptila, Polioptila



Definition of Gnatcatcher

1. Noun. A member of any of various species of small passerine birds found in North America and South America, close relatives of the wrens. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gnatcatcher

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnatcatcher

gnarrs
gnars
gnash
gnashed
gnasher
gnashers
gnashes
gnashing
gnashingly
gnasht
gnashy
gnasp
gnast
gnasting
gnat
gnatcatcher (current term)
gnatcatchers
gnateater
gnateaters
gnathal
gnathastegite
gnathic
gnathic index
gnathidia
gnathidium
gnathion
gnathions
gnathite
gnathites
gnatho-

Literary usage of Gnatcatcher

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"On May IS, 1920, in the largest flight of migrant birds which has visited the Public Garden this season, came a Blue-gray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea ..."

2. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"His note of protest was a shrill " tzee, tzee, tzee," very like the call of the golden-crowned kinglet. 753. BLACK-TAILED gnatcatcher. ..."

3. The Condorby Cooper Ornithological Society, Cooper Ornithological Club by Cooper Ornithological Society, Cooper Ornithological Club (1909)
"Myers, Harriet W. ix, Nesting ways of the Western gnatcatcher, 48. Nesting habits of Phainopepla nitens, 101. x, Observations on the nesting habits of the ..."

4. Birds of Village and Field: A Bird Book for Beginners by Florence Merriam Bailey (1898)
"BLUE-GRAY gnatcatcher. 1'. Upper parts olive-green ; winter visitors. 2. Crown reddish orange bordered by black and yellow, p. 356. GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET. ..."

5. The Second Book of Birds: Bird Families by Olive Thorne Miller, Harriet (Mann) Miller (1901)
"The gnatcatcher is one of the most lively of birds. He bustles about in an eager way that shows everybody where to look for the nest. ..."

6. Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music: A Description of the Character and by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1921)
"The range of this gnatcatcher extends from the Gulf States northward to Eastern Nebraska, southern Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, southwestern Pennsylvania, ..."

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