true flycatcher

true flycatcher
noun
any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird
Member Holonyms: ↑Muscicapidae, ↑family Muscicapidae

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  • Muscicapidae — noun Old World (true) flycatchers • Syn: ↑family Muscicapidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑suborder Oscines, ↑Passeres, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Muscicapidae — noun Old World (true) flycatchers • Syn: ↑Muscicapidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑suborder Oscines, ↑Passeres, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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