- a common European bunting, Emberiza citrinella, the male of which is marked with bright yellow.
- Chiefly Southern U.S. a flicker, Colaptes auratus, having yellow wing and tail linings.
Origin of yellowhammer
Examples from the Web for yellowhammer
Historical Examples of yellowhammer
I fear the yellowhammer will not long remain in such a pandemonium.Birds in London
W. H. Hudson
All our other Woodpeckers stay with us—except the Yellowhammer.
The unblessed condition of Yellowhammer had been truly described.Heart of the West
The yellowhammer is almost the longest of all the singers; he sits and sits and has no inclination to move.The Pageant of Summer
Another whack across his nether end, and a yell from yellowhammer.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. II of 2)
- a European bunting, Emberiza citrinella, having a yellowish head and body and brown streaked wings and tail
- US and Canadian the yellow-shafted flicker, an American woodpeckerSee flicker 2