Definition of flycatcher in English:

flycatcher

Line breaks: fly|catch¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈflʌɪkatʃə
 
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noun

  • A perching 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 ( monarch and paradise flycatchers) and the New World family Tyrannidae ( tyrant flycatchers), while some belong to families Eopsaltridae (Australasia), Platysteiridae (Africa), and Bombycillidae (America)
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    • 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.

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