[ US /ˈfɫaɪˌkætʃɝ/ ]
[ UK /flˈa‍ɪkæt‍ʃɐ/ ]
  1. large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
  2. any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
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How To Use flycatcher In A Sentence

  • The highlight of spring migration is without a doubt the return to northern climes of dazzlingly-colored warblers, flycatchers, and tanagers.
  • The fasciated honey-eater has loudly called “with a voice that seemed the very sound of happiness”; the leaden flycatcher, often silent but seldom still, has twittered and whispered plaintively; the sun-birds are playing gymnastics among the lemon blossoms, and the centre of activity for butterflies is the red-flowered shrub bordering the wavering path. Tropic Days
  • A short distance up the cañon of the west branch of Clear Creek, a new kind of flycatcher was first heard, and presently seen with my glass. Birds of the Rockies
  • The silktail (Lamprolia victoriae) represents an endemic genus of monarch flycatcher and is restricted to the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu. Fiji tropical moist forests
  • A couple days ago I saw a spotted flycatcher hawking for bugs in one of the tamarisk trees behind our building.
  • Out with Barry Goater watching tiny flies struggling in the clutches of the science-fiction sundew plants on Dyke Heath, we also clocked two new birds to add to the ninety species already listed in the log: a pair of hobbies, the male perched on a stump, and a spotted flycatcher. Wildwood
  • Other rare birds are Fraser's eagle owl Bubo poensis, white-bellied robin chat Cossypher roberti, Grauer's warbler Graueria vittata, short-tailed warbler Hemitasia neumanni, yellow-eyed black flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiaca, montane double-collared sunbird Nectarinia ludovicenis and dusky twinspot Clytospiza cinereoinacea. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
  • You may also find cuckoos, kingbirds, flycatchers, swifts, swallows, orioles, and tanagers in the fall.
  • The grey-headed bulbul, small sunbird and white-belied blue flycatcher, all endemic to the region, were also spotted.
  • Skylarks, one of Britain's most endangered birds, can be spotted near the sixth fairway, common lizard, brown hare and hen by the ninth and pied wagtail, wheatear and spotted flycatcher by the 18th.
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