from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A family of Old World oscine passerine birds, typified by the restricted genus Muscicapa; the flycatchers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun A natural family of Old World (true) flycatchers.
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- proper noun A taxonomic
familywithin the order Passeriformes— the chatsand Old World flycatchers.
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- noun Old World (true) flycatchers
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According to at least some experts, the European Robin is now in the family Muscicapidae, an old world flycatcher.
These include different redstarts (Muscicapidae), swallows (Hirundinidae), larks (Alaudidae), sparrows (Passeridae), common and European goldfinch (Fringillidae), and buntings.
Muscicapidae Eyebrowed jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias gularis