Definition of tyrant flycatcher in English:
A New World perching bird that resembles the Old World flycatchers in behaviour, typically with brightly coloured 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 behaviour towards other birds approaching its nest.
Definition of tyrant flycatcher in:
- US English dictionary
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