A bird that catches flying insects, especially in short flights from a perch.
- Typical Old World flycatchers belong to the family Muscicapidae. Many others belong to the Old World family Monarchidae and the New World family Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers), while some belong to families Eopsaltridae (Australasia), Platysteiridae (Africa), and Bombycillidae (America)
More example sentences
- For the next many weeks, the Gulf Coast sky will be a constantly changing tableau of hawks and doves, vultures and vireos, flycatchers and hummingbird, warblers and waterfowl.
- Then there was the adrenalin rush of racing to see one very rare bird: a fork-tailed flycatcher, perched on a telegraph pole.
- Cedar waxwings, crows, finches, flycatchers, grosbeaks, grouse, jays, mockingbirds, pheasants, thrushes, vireos, and woodpeckers feed on their fruits.
Definition of flycatcher in:
- The British & World English dictionary