scribbling lark
Yellowhammer Yel"low*ham`mer, n. [For yellow-ammer, where ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a yellow-hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The color of the male is bright yellow on the breast, neck, and sides of the head, with the back yellow and brown, and the top of the head and the tail quills blackish. Called also {yellow bunting}, {scribbling lark}, and {writing lark}. [Written also {yellow-ammer}.] (b) The flicker. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • writing lark — Yellowhammer Yel low*ham mer, n. [For yellow ammer, where ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a yellow hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The color of the male is bright yellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emberiza citrinella — Yellowhammer Yel low*ham mer, n. [For yellow ammer, where ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a yellow hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The color of the male is bright yellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellow bunting — Yellowhammer Yel low*ham mer, n. [For yellow ammer, where ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a yellow hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The color of the male is bright yellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellow-ammer — Yellowhammer Yel low*ham mer, n. [For yellow ammer, where ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a yellow hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The color of the male is bright yellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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