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king·bird

 (kĭng′bûrd′)
n.
Any of various flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus found throughout the Americas, especially T. tyrannus.

[From their habit of aggressively defending their territories by chasing away other birds.]

kingbird

(ˈkɪŋˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) any of several large American flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus, esp T. tyrannus (eastern kingbird or bee martin)

king•bird

(ˈkɪŋˌbɜrd)

n.
any of several large, pugnacious New World flycatchers of the genus Tyrannus.
[1770–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kingbird - large American flycatcherkingbird - large American flycatcher    
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
genus Tyrannus, Tyrannus - type genus of the Tyrannidae: tyrant flycatchers
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
gray kingbird, grey kingbird, petchary, Tyrannus domenicensis domenicensis - a kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical America; similar to but larger than the eastern kingbird
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