A bird of the family Muscicapidae; especially an Old World flycatcher.
The family Muscicapidae contains the Old World flycatchers, but is sometimes taken (e.g. in J. L. Peters Check-list Birds of World (1931–87)) to encompass several other groups otherwise treated as separate families, including the Turdidae (thrushes), Sylviidae (Old World warblers), and Monarchidae (monarch flycatchers).
Of or belonging to the family Muscicapidae.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Muscicapidae, family name from Muscicapa + -idae, after French Muscicapidées.