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British pronunciation/flˈa‍ɪkæt‍ʃɐ/
American pronunciation/ˈfɫaɪˌkætʃɝ/

a small passerine bird that catches insects while it is flying and is widespread in Americas

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flycatcher definition and meaning

What is a "flycatcher"?

A flycatcher is a small to medium-sized bird known for its exceptional aerial agility and insect-catching abilities. With its sleek body, pointed wings, and sharp beak, it is perfectly adapted for its feeding strategy. Perched on branches or in open spaces, the flycatcher patiently awaits its prey, often in mid-flight. Once a flying insect is spotted, the bird swiftly launches itself into the air, performing acrobatic maneuvers to capture its target with precision. Flycatchers are known for their distinctive feeding behavior and distinctive calls, which they use to communicate with each other. Their plumage varies across different species, ranging from subtle earth tones to vibrant shades of yellow, red, or blue. With their keen hunting skills and graceful flight, flycatchers play a vital role in maintaining ecological balance by controlling insect populations in their habitats.

1Was there a flycatcher?
2But my favorite is the olive-sided flycatcher.
3That was a flycatcher call.
4It mimics the sound of the kiskadee flycatcher.
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