- Yet the thrushes are song birds par excellence, while the phoebe, the least flycatcher, and the kingbird are not supposed to be able to sing at all. - "Birds in the Bush", Bradford Torrey.
- It is true that the sapsucker catches great numbers of insects, taking them on the wing like a flycatcher. - "The Woodpeckers", Fannie Hardy Eckstorm.
- A true flycatcher usually returns to its old perch after each hunt. - "Bird-Neighbors", Blanchan, Neltje.