yellow-shafted flicker
noun Date: 1888 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • yellow-shafted flicker — ☆ yellow shafted flicker or yellow shafted woodpecker [yel′ō shaf΄tid ] n. a flicker (Colaptes auratus auratus) of E North America having a red, crescent shaped mark on the back of the head and yellow wing linings * * * …   Universalium

  • yellow-shafted flicker — ☆ yellow shafted flicker or yellow shafted woodpecker [yel′ō shaf΄tid ] n. a flicker (Colaptes auratus auratus) of E North America having a red, crescent shaped mark on the back of the head and yellow wing linings …   English World dictionary

  • yellow-shafted flicker — noun A yellow plumaged songbird in the hummingbird family, scientific name, native to North America, scientific name Colaptes auratus. See Also: red shafted flicker …   Wiktionary

  • yellow-shafted flicker — noun large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail • Syn: ↑Colaptes auratus, ↑yellowhammer • Hypernyms: ↑flicker * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a common woodpecker (Colaptes auratus) of eastern …   Useful english dictionary

  • flicker — flicker1 [flik′ər] vi. [ME flikeren < OE flicorian, akin to flacor, flying, ON flǫkta, to flutter: for IE base see FLAW2] 1. to flap the wings rapidly, as in hovering; flutter: said of a bird 2. to move with a quick, light, wavering motion 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • flicker — flicker1 flickeringly, adv. flickery, adj. /flik euhr/, v.i. 1. to burn unsteadily; shine with a wavering light: The candle flickered in the wind and went out. 2. to move to and fro; vibrate; quiver: The long grasses flickered in the wind. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • flicker — I. verb (flickered; flickering) Etymology: Middle English flikeren, from Old English flicorian Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to move irregularly or unsteadily ; flutter 2. to burn or shine fitfully or with a fluctuating light …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Yellow — Infobox color|title=Yellow pic= wavelength=570–580 symbolism=age/aging, warmth, cowardice, happiness, slow, sunshine, the Orient, electricity hex=FFFF00|textcolor=blue spelling=Color r=255|g=255|b=0|rgbspace=sRGB source=HTML/CSS… …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Flicker — Female Red shafted Northern Flicker Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • gilded flicker — noun southwestern United States bird like the yellow shafted flicker but lacking the red neck • Syn: ↑Colaptes chrysoides • Hypernyms: ↑flicker * * * noun : a flicker (Colaptes chrysoides) of the southwestern United States resembling the common… …   Useful english dictionary

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