yellow-shafted flicker

noun

yel·​low-shaft·​ed flicker ˈye-lō-ˌshaf-təd- How to pronounce yellow-shafted flicker (audio)
ˈye-lə-
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yellow-shafted flicker was in 1855

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“Yellow-shafted flicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow-shafted%20flicker. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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yellow-shafted flicker

noun
yel·​low-shaft·​ed flicker
ˌyel-ō-ˌshaf-təd-,
ˌyel-ə-
: a flicker of the form found in the more eastern parts of North America that is golden yellow on the underside of the tail and wings, has a red mark on the back of the neck, and in the male has a black streak on each side of the base of the bill

called also yellowhammer

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