redheaded woodpecker


Definition of redheaded woodpecker

: a rather large woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) widely but irregularly distributed in North America having in the adult white underparts and wing patches with back, tail, and the rest of the wings black and a red head and neck

called also redhead

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“Redheaded woodpecker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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