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Flycatcher, or tyrant flycatcher, family of birds found throughout the Americas, including kingbirds, phoebes, and pewees. They have broad bills with stiff bristles around the base. Their food usually consists of insects that they catch by flying out from a perch. Larger species, such as Kittlitz's ground tyrant, feed on lizards, mice, and small birds. The flycatchers of the Old World belong to a different family but have similar feeding habits.

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