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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun Old World (true) flycatchers


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Muscicapa +‎ -idae


  • 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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