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green woodpecker

a woodpecker, Picus viridis, of Eurasia and northern Africa, having green plumage with a yellow rump and red on the top of the head. Unabridged
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  • The persecution which the green woodpecker suffers from the Starling is well known.

    Territory in Bird Life H. Eliot Howard
  • Another local word I have not heard elsewhere is "eckle," meaning a green woodpecker or yaffel.

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • After this, all was quiet and the green woodpecker eventually descended and entered the hole.

    Territory in Bird Life H. Eliot Howard
  • The Cuban green woodpecker and the white-eyed vireo are also garrulous birds often met in company with the oriole.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Not in vain had the green woodpecker given out its warning note.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • This, the southernmost form of the green woodpecker, has much the most ringing voice.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • In English it was applied not only to the parrot, but also to the green woodpecker.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • A little further on, I saw a green woodpecker fly to a tree, and run up the trunk like a cat.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • And while I stood watching them from the palace trees close by came the loud laugh of the green woodpecker.

    Afoot in England W.H. Hudson
  • The constant iteration of the green woodpecker's cry before a storm has given it the name of rain-bird, rain-pie, and rain-fowl.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
British Dictionary definitions for green woodpecker

green woodpecker

a European woodpecker, Picus viridis, with a dull green back and wings and a red crown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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