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|Noun||1.||tyrant bird - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing|
tyrannid - a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni
superfamily Tyrannidae, Tyrannidae - New World tyrant flycatchers most numerous in Central America and South America but also in the United States and Canada
Contopus virens, pewee, wood pewee, peewee, peewit, pewit - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
Pyrocephalus rubinus mexicanus, vermillion flycatcher, firebird - tropical American flycatcher found as far north as southern Texas and Arizona; adult male has bright scarlet and black plumage