cactus woodpecker


Definition of cactus woodpecker

: a small desert woodpecker (Dryobates scalaris cactophilus) of the southwestern U.S. with the back barred black and white

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First Known Use of cactus woodpecker

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Cactus woodpecker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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