peckerwood

Definitions of peckerwood
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n bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects

Synonyms:
pecker, woodpecker
Types:
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Picus viridis, green woodpecker
woodpecker of Europe and western Asia
downy woodpecker
small North American woodpecker with black and white plumage and a small bill
flicker
North American woodpecker
Campephilus principalis, ivory-billed woodpecker, ivorybill
large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory bill; nearly extinct
Melanerpes erythrocephalus, redhead, redheaded woodpecker
black-and-white North American woodpecker having a red head and neck
sapsucker
small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple trees
wryneck
Old World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck
piculet
small woodpeckers of South America and Africa and East Indies having soft rounded tail feathers
Colaptes auratus, yellow-shafted flicker, yellowhammer
large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail
Colaptes chrysoides, gilded flicker
southwestern United States bird like the yellow-shafted flicker but lacking the red neck
Colaptes caper collaris, red-shafted flicker
western United States bird with red undersurface to wings and tail
Sphyrapicus varius, yellow-bellied sapsucker
eastern North American sapsucker having a pale yellow abdomen
Sphyrapicus varius ruber, red-breasted sapsucker
western North American sapsucker
Type of:
piciform bird
any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood