Muscicapa grisola
Flycatcher Fly"catch`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects, which they take on the wing. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Muscicapa grisola — Beambird Beam bird , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European flycatcher ({Muscicapa grisola}), so called because it often nests on a beam in a building. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muscicapa grisola — noun common European woodland flycatcher with greyish brown plumage • Syn: ↑spotted flycatcher, ↑Muscicapa striata • Hypernyms: ↑Old World flycatcher, ↑true flycatcher, ↑flycatcher • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muscicapa — noun type genus of the Muscicapidae • Syn: ↑genus Muscicapa • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Muscicapidae, ↑family Muscicapidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muscicapa striata — noun common European woodland flycatcher with greyish brown plumage • Syn: ↑spotted flycatcher, ↑Muscicapa grisola • Hypernyms: ↑Old World flycatcher, ↑true flycatcher, ↑flycatcher • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Muscicapa — noun type genus of the Muscicapidae • Syn: ↑Muscicapa • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Muscicapidae, ↑family Muscicapidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • spotted flycatcher — noun common European woodland flycatcher with greyish brown plumage • Syn: ↑Muscicapa striata, ↑Muscicapa grisola • Hypernyms: ↑Old World flycatcher, ↑true flycatcher, ↑flycatcher • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fliegenfänger [2] — Fliegenfänger (Fliegenschnäpper, Muscicapa Briss.), Gattung aus der Ordnung der Sperlingsvögel und der Familie der F. (Muscicapidae), Vögel mit gestrecktem Körper, kurzem Hals, starkem, kurzem, an der Wurzel breitem, an der Spitze herabgebogenem… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Old World flycatcher — noun any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing • Syn: ↑true flycatcher, ↑flycatcher • Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird • Hyponyms: ↑spotted flycatcher, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • true flycatcher — noun any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing • Syn: ↑Old World flycatcher, ↑flycatcher • Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird • Hyponyms: ↑spotted flycatcher, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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