tyrant flycatcher


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tyrant flycatcher

tyrant flycatcher

n
(Animals) any passerine bird of the American family Tyrannidae. Often shortened to: flycatcher

fly•catch•er

(ˈflaɪˌkætʃ ər)

n.
1. Also called tyrant flycatcher. any of numerous New World suboscine birds of the family Tyrannidae, that sally from perches to catch insects in the air.
2. any of numerous similar Old World songbirds of the subfamily Muscicapinae.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tyrant flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wingtyrant flycatcher - 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
kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus - large American flycatcher
Contopus virens, pewee, wood pewee, peewee, peewit, pewit - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
phoebe bird, Sayornis phoebe, phoebe - small dun-colored North American flycatcher
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
cotinga, chatterer - 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
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Of diversified habits innumerable instances could be given: I have often watched a tyrant flycatcher (Saurophagus sulphuratus) in South America, hovering over one spot and then proceeding to another, like a kestrel, and at other times standing stationary on the margin of water, and then dashing like a kingfisher at a fish.
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The Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe), a tyrant flycatcher capable of using different foraging methods and habitat types, provides a unique opportunity to study the simultaneous effects of weather and habitat on flycatcher foraging behavior.
A distinctive new species of tyrant flycatcher (Passeriformes: Tyrannidae: Cnipodectes) from southeastern Peru.
Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannides).
Phylogeny of the tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae) based on morphology and behavior.