: a genus of flycatchers including the common European spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata synonym M. grisola) and being the type of the family Muscicapidae compare sylviidae

Word History


New Latin, from musci- entry 1 + -capa (from Latin capere to take, seize)

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“Muscicapa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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