Pyrocephalus rubineus
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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  • Pyrocephalus rubineus — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Empidonax Acadicus — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Myiarchus crinitus — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • S mitrata — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sylvania Canadensis — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tyrant — Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel ruler.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tyrant bird — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tyrant flycatcher — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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