red-cockaded woodpecker

noun red-cock·ad·ed woodpecker
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

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

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1810

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