• WordNet 3.6
    • n Muscicapa type genus of the Muscicapidae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n muscicapa A Linnean genus of flycatchers. It was formerly of great extent and indiscriminate application to numberless small birds which capture insects on the wing, but is now restricted to the most typical Muscicapidæ, such as the blackcap, M. atricapilla, the spotted flycatcher, M. grisola, the white-collared flycatcher, M. collaris, etc. See cut under flycatcher.
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In literature:

Red-billed crow, chakor, yellow wagtail, Fringilla, Muscicapa in flocks, feeding in the fields, and from trees on insects.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Of the genus Muscicapa were obtained five species, four of which have been described.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens