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tyrant flycatcher

Saltos de línea: tyr¦ant fly|catch¦er

Definición de tyrant flycatcher en inglés:

sustantivo

A New World perching bird that resembles the Old World flycatchers in behaviour, typically with brightly coloured plumage.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origen

mid 18th century: so named because of its aggressive behaviour towards other birds approaching its nest.

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