red-shafted flicker

red-shaft·​ed flicker | \ ˈred-ˈshaf-təd- How to pronounce red-shafted flicker (audio) \

Definition of red-shafted flicker

: a flicker of western North America with light red on the underside of the tail and wings, a gray nape with no red, and in the male red on each cheek

First Known Use of red-shafted flicker

1846, in the meaning defined above

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