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great crested flycatcher

noun
1.
a North American flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus, noted for its use of the castoff skins of snakes in building its nest.
Origin of great crested flycatcher
1800-1810
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10
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  • The great crested flycatcher has a harsh voice, but the pathetic and silvery note of the wood pewee more than makes up for it.

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    John Burroughs

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