Muscicapine Mus*cic"a*pine, a. [L. musca a fly + capere to catch.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Muscicapid[ae]}, a family of birds that includes the true flycatchers. [1913 Webster]

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  • muscicapine — adjective of or pertaining to Old Word flycatchers of the genus …   Wiktionary

  • muscicapine — mus·cic·a·pine …   English syllables

  • muscicapine — məˈsikəˌpīn, pə̇n adjective Etymology: New Latin Muscicapa + English ine : of or relating to the Muscicapidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old World flycatcher — For other uses of the term flycatcher, see Flycatcher (disambiguation). Old World Flycatchers White eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Melaenornis fischeri Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • passeriform — /pas euhr euh fawrm , peuh ser euh /, adj. of or pertaining to the order Passeriformes; passerine. [ < NL Passeriformes, equiv. to L passer sparrow + iformes IFORMES] * * * ▪ bird Introduction also called  passerine  or  perching bird     any… …   Universalium

  • flycatcher — /fluy kach euhr/, n. 1. any of numerous Old World birds of the family Muscicapidae, that feed on insects captured in the air. 2. Also called tyrant flycatcher. any of numerous similar American birds of the family Tyrannidae. [1590 1600; FLY2 +… …   Universalium

  • wood robin — noun 1. : any of several muscicapine New Zealand birds of the genus Petroica that are grayish black and white or pure white and are good songsters 2. : wood thrush 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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