flycatching warbler


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flycatching warbler any of numerous American wood warblers that feed on insects caught on the wing
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In literature:

Another familiar bird here, which I never met with in the North, is the gnatcatcher, called by Audubon the blue-gray flycatching warbler.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Warblers, thrushes, flycatchers, shrikes, and crows must all be comparatively recent immigrants from the Asiatic mainland.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
One knows where to look for sparrows and thrushes and bobolinks and warblers and flycatchers.
"The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers" by John Burroughs
As warblers of unusual colouring, the flycatcher-warblers are pre-eminent.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Then think of how many insects the flycatchers and warblers and other insect-eating birds must consume in the course of a season!
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
But the crowning glory of all these Robins, Flycatchers, and Warblers is the Wood-Thrush.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
I could not discover that either warbler or flycatcher derived any material advantage from the presence of the other.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
No flycatcher ever scrambles around like a fussy little warbler, snatching a fly here and there.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller

In news:

Reader photos of Sanderling, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Bluebird, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Baltimore Oriole, Prairie Warbler, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and other birds.
Why Inca Dove, Lucy's Warbler, Brown-crested Flycatcher, and many other western and southwestern bird species turned up east of the Mississippi River in October and November 2011.