Meaning of zebra woodpecker in English:

zebra woodpecker

noun

rare North American
  • Any of several American woodpeckers of the genus Melanerpes, having black and white barring on the back and wings; specifically the red-bellied woodpecker, M. carolinus, of eastern North America.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Elliott Coues (1842–1889), naturalist and historian.