Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Passeriformes — the chats and Old World flycatchers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of Old World (true) flycatchers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A family of Old World oscine passerine birds, typified by the restricted genus Muscicapa; the flycatchers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Old World (true) flycatchers

Etymologies

Muscicapa +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • According to at least some experts, the European Robin is now in the family Muscicapidae, an old world flycatcher.

    A birdbath mystery

  • These include different redstarts (Muscicapidae), swallows (Hirundinidae), larks (Alaudidae), sparrows (Passeridae), common and European goldfinch (Fringillidae), and buntings.

    Baluchistan xeric woodlands

  • Muscicapidae Eyebrowed jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias gularis

    Borneo montane rain forests

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