red-shafted flicker

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red-shafted flicker was in 1846

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“Red-shafted flicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-shafted%20flicker. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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red-shafted flicker

noun
red-shaft·​ed flicker
ˈred-ˈshaf-təd-
: a flicker of western North America with light red on the underside of the tail and wings and in the male a red streak on each side of the base of the bill

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