yellow-shafted flicker

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yel·​low-shaft·​ed flicker | \ ˈye-lō-ˌshaf-təd-, ˈye-lə-\

Definition of yellow-shafted flicker 

: a flicker of eastern North America that is golden yellow on the underside of the tail and wings, has a red mark on the nape, and in the male has a black streak on each cheek

First Known Use of yellow-shafted flicker

1855, in the meaning defined above

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