gnatcatcher

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gnat·catch·er

 (năt′kăch′ər, -kĕch′-)
n.
Any of several tiny birds of the genus Polioptila, found throughout the Americas and having a long tail and a slender bill.

gnatcatcher

(ˈnætˌkætʃə)
n
(Animals) any of various small American songbirds of the genus Polioptila and related genera, typically having a long tail and a pale bluish-grey plumage: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc)

gnat•catch•er

(ˈnætˌkætʃ ər)

n.
any of various small, insect-eating New World songbirds of the genus Polioptila (subfamily Silviinae), having a long, mobile tail.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gnatcatcher - very small North American and South American warblersgnatcatcher - very small North American and South American warblers
warbler - a small active songbird
genus Polioptila, Polioptila - New World gnatcatchers
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tested Cardinalidae 2 54 Columbidae 4 270 Dendrocolaptidae 4 17 Falconidae 3 5 Furnariidae 12 201 Icteridae 3 137 Passeridae 1 87 Phasianidae 2 8 Polioptilidae 2 7 Troglodytidae 1 17 Turdidae 8 132 Tyrannidae 1 370 Range of [PRNT.
There are reports of nest material kleptoparasitism in North America in Vireonidae, Polioptilidae, Parulidae, and Icteridae (Jones et al.