tyrant flycatcher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tyrant flycatcher large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tyrant flycatcher (Zoöl) any one of numerous species of tyrants which have a flattened bill, toothed at the tip, and resemble the true flycatchers in habits. The Acadian flycatcher (Empidonax Acadicus) and the vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubineus) are examples.
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Usage

In literature:

The kingbird, or tyrant flycatcher might serve as the type of the order.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
This common Tyrant Flycatcher is very abundant in the eastern parts of its range.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
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