flycatchernoun [ C ]uk /ˈflaɪˌkætʃ.ər/ us /ˈflaɪˌkætʃ.ɚ/
Examples from literature
- Above the blue, unruffled pools green flycatchers darted, and rollers spread metallic wings.
- Among the birds, doves and flycatchers were most commonly seen, one species of the latter frequently dazzling our eyes with its brilliant vermilion plumage.
- Flycatchers snap up the weevils near trees and shrubbery.
- From the great-crested to the little green flycatcher, their ways and general habits are the same.
- It is almost impossible for any insectivorous bird except a flycatcher to take a moth or a butterfly on the wing.