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