Definitions of flycatcher
  1. noun
    large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
    synonyms: New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher
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    Tyrannus tyrannus, kingbird
    large American flycatcher
    Contopus virens, peewee, peewit, pewee, pewit, wood pewee
    small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
    Sayornis phoebe, phoebe, phoebe bird
    small dun-colored North American flycatcher
    Pyrocephalus rubinus mexicanus, firebird, vermillion flycatcher
    tropical American flycatcher found as far north as southern Texas and Arizona; adult male has bright scarlet and black plumage
    chatterer, cotinga
    passerine bird of New World tropics
    Muscivora-forficata, scissortail, scissortailed flycatcher
    grey flycatcher of the southwestern United States and Mexico and Central America having a long forked tail and white breast and salmon and scarlet markings
    Arkansas kingbird, western kingbird
    a kingbird seen in western United States; head and back are pale grey and the breast is yellowish and the tail is black
    Cassin's kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans
    a kingbird seen in the southwestern United States; largely grey with a yellow abdomen
    eastern kingbird
    a kingbird that breeds in North America and winters in tropical America; distinguished by a white band on the tip of the tail
    Tyrannus domenicensis domenicensis, gray kingbird, grey kingbird, petchary
    a kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical America; similar to but larger than the eastern kingbird
    Contopus sordidulus, western wood pewee
    small flycatcher of western North America
    Rupicola rupicola, cock of the rock
    tropical bird of northern South America the male having brilliant red or orange plumage and an erectile disklike crest
    Rupicola peruviana, cock of the rock
    bird of the Andes similar to Rupicola rupicola
    any of several tropical American birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call
    Cephalopterus ornatus, umbrella bird
    black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattle
    type of:
    a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni
  2. noun
    any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
    synonyms: Old World flycatcher, true flycatcher
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    Muscicapa grisola, Muscicapa striata, spotted flycatcher
    common European woodland flycatcher with greyish-brown plumage
    thickhead, whistler
    Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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