gnatcatcher
noun Date: 1839 any of a genus (Polioptila) of several small North and South American insectivorous oscine birds

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  • Gnatcatcher — Taxobox name = Gnatcatchers image caption = Polioptila californica regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Polioptilidae familia authority = Baird, 1858 subdivision ranks = Genera… …   Wikipedia

  • gnatcatcher — /nat kach euhr/, n. any tiny insect eating, New World warbler of the genus Polioptila, having a long, mobile tail and a slender bill. [1835 45; GNAT + CATCHER] * * * Any of about 11 species of small songbirds (genus Polioptila) often treated as a …   Universalium

  • gnatcatcher — mašalinukai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Polioptila angl. gnatcatcher vok. Mückenfänger, m rus. комароловка, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mašalinukiniai siauresnis terminas – balsvapilvis mašalinukas siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • gnatcatcher — noun A member of any of various species of small passerine birds found in North America and South America, close relatives of the wrens …   Wiktionary

  • gnatcatcher — n. small songbird that feeds on insects with a long and thin beak and long tail native to North and South American …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gnatcatcher — noun a tiny grey backed New World songbird with a long tail. [Genus Polioptila.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • gnatcatcher — gnat•catch•er [[t]ˈnætˌkætʃ ər[/t]] n. orn any of various small, insect eating New World songbirds of the genus Polioptila (subfamily Silviinae), having a long, mobile tail • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • gnatcatcher — noun very small North American and South American warblers • Hypernyms: ↑warbler • Member Holonyms: ↑Polioptila, ↑genus Polioptila …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tropical Gnatcatcher — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification K …   Wikipedia

  • Black-tailed Gnatcatcher — Taxobox name = Black tailed Gnatcatcher status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Polioptilidae genus = Polioptila species = P. melanura binomial = Polioptila melanura… …   Wikipedia

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