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Meaning of FLYCATCHER

Pronunciation:  'flI`kachur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
  2. [n]  any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
 

FLYCATCHER is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: New World flycatcher, Old World flycatcher, true flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher
 
 See Also: chatterer, Contopus virens, cotinga, family Muscicapidae, firebird, kingbird, Muscicapa grisola, Muscicapa striata, Muscicapidae, Muscivora-forficata, oscine, oscine bird, peewee, peewit, pewee, pewit, phoebe, phoebe bird, Pyrocephalus rubinus mexicanus, Sayornis phoebe, scissortail, scissortailed flycatcher, spotted flycatcher, superfamily Tyrannidae, thickhead, tyrannid, Tyrannidae, Tyrannus tyrannus, vermillion flycatcher, whistler, wood pewee

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fly"catch`er\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects,
which they take on the wing.

Note: The true flycatchers of the Old World are Oscines, and
      belong to the family {Muscicapid[ae]}, as the spotted
      flycatcher ({Muscicapa grisola}). The American
      flycatchers, or tyrant flycatchers, are Clamatores, and
      belong to the family {Tyrannid[ae]}, as the kingbird,
      pewee, crested flycatcher ({Myiarchus crinitus}), and
      the vermilion flycatcher or churinche ({Pyrocephalus
      rubineus}). Certain American flycatching warblers of
      the family {Sylvicolid[ae]} are also called
      flycatchers, as the Canadian flycatcher ({Sylvania
      Canadensis}), and the hooded flycatcher ({S. mitrata}).
      See {Tyrant flycatcher}.

 

 

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