Definition of tyrant flycatcher in English:
A New World perching bird that resembles the Old World flycatchers in behavior, typically with brightly colored plumage.
- Phoebes belong to the tyrant flycatcher family and are adapted for capturing insects on the wing.
- Contrary to the results of the DNA-DNA hybridization study, our data support the monophyly of the entire tyrant flycatcher assemblage and places the Glades Pipromorphinae and Tyranninae as sister groups.
- The two Glades Pipromorphinae and Tyranninae are also strongly supported in this analysis and appear as sister groups, thus supporting the monophyly of the tyrant flycatcher assemblage.
mid 18th century: so named because of its aggressive behavior toward other birds approaching its nest.
Definition of tyrant flycatcher in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan