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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flycatcher  \Fly"catch`er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  numerous  species  of  birds  that  feed  upon  insects, 
  which  they  take  on  the  wing. 
 
  Note:  The  true  flycatchers  of  the  Old  World  are  Oscines,  and 
  belong  to  the  family  {Muscicapid[ae]},  as  the  spotted 
  flycatcher  ({Muscicapa  grisola}).  The  American 
  flycatchers,  or  tyrant  flycatchers,  are  Clamatores,  and 
  belong  to  the  family  {Tyrannid[ae]},  as  the  kingbird, 
  pewee,  crested  flycatcher  ({Myiarchus  crinitus}),  and 
  the  vermilion  flycatcher  or  churinche  ({Pyrocephalus 
  rubineus}).  Certain  American  flycatching  warblers  of 
  the  family  {Sylvicolid[ae]}  are  also  called 
  flycatchers,  as  the  Canadian  flycatcher  ({Sylvania 
  Canadensis}),  and  the  hooded  flycatcher  ({S.  mitrata}). 
  See  {Tyrant  flycatcher}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flycatcher 
  n  1:  any  of  a  large  group  of  small  songbirds  that  feed  on  insects 
  taken  on  the  wing  [syn:  {Old  World  flycatcher},  {true 
  flycatcher}] 
  2:  large  American  birds  that  characteristically  catch  insects 
  on  the  wing  [syn:  {New  World  flycatcher},  {tyrant 
  flycatcher},  {tyrant  bird}] 




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