Definitions for yellowhammerˈyɛl oʊˌhæm ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yel•low•ham•merˈyɛl oʊˌhæm ər(n.)

  1. a common Eurasian bunting, Emberiza citrinella, the male of which is marked with bright yellow.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. Southern U.S. a flicker, Colaptes auratus auratus, having yellow wing and tail linings.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of yellowhammer:

1550–60; prob. from OE *geolu-amore=geoluyellow+amore presumably, the bunting

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yellow-shafted flicker, Colaptes auratus, yellowhammer(noun)

    large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail

  2. yellowhammer, yellow bunting, Emberiza citrinella(noun)

    European bunting the male being bright yellow

Wiktionary

  1. yellowhammer(Noun)

    A passerine bird, Emberiza citrinella, of Eurasia which is mainly yellow in colour.

  2. yellowhammer(Noun)

    A native or resident of the American state of Alabama.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yellowhammer(noun)

    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

  2. Yellowhammer(noun)

    the flicker

Freebase

  1. Yellowhammer

    The Yellowhammer is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees and form small flocks in winter. The Yellowhammer is a robust 15.5–17 cm long bird, with a thick seed-eater's bill. The male has a bright yellow head, yellow underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, and more streaked below. The familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is often described as A little bit of bread and no cheese. Its natural diet consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is on the ground. 3-6 eggs are laid, which show the hair-like markings characteristic of those of buntings. Beethoven admitted he got the idea for the first four notes of his 5th symphony from the yellowhammer's call. The bird prefaces the last, lower, note with 5 or more notes - instead of Beethoven's three - and occasionally sings the last note higher than the others.

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