red-cockaded woodpecker

noun
red-cock·​ad·​ed woodpecker

Definition of red-cockaded woodpecker

: an endangered chiefly black-and-white woodpecker (Picoides borealis) of the southeastern U.S. having a barred back, white cheek patches, and in the male a small tuft of red feathers on each side of the head

Examples of red-cockaded woodpecker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firefighters cut low-lying branches from old pine trees where the red-cockaded woodpecker nests and burned other potential fuel. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2021 Firefighters cut low-lying branches from old pine trees where the red-cockaded woodpecker nests and burned other potential fuel. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2021 Firefighters cut low-lying branches from old pine trees where the red-cockaded woodpecker nests and burned other potential fuel. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2021 Firefighters cut low-lying branches from old pine trees where the red-cockaded woodpecker nests and burned other potential fuel. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2021 Firefighters cut low-lying branches from old pine trees where the red-cockaded woodpecker nests and burned other potential fuel. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2021 Firefighters cut low-lying branches from old pine trees where the red-cockaded woodpecker nests and burned other potential fuel. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2021 Firefighters cut low-lying branches from old pine trees where the red-cockaded woodpecker nests and burned other potential fuel. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2021 Firefighters cut low-lying branches from old pine trees where the red-cockaded woodpecker nests and burned other potential fuel. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of red-cockaded woodpecker

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Red-cockaded woodpecker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-cockaded%20woodpecker. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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