Definition of yellow-shafted flicker in English:

yellow-shafted flicker

noun

North American
  • A northern flicker of the subspecies Colaptes auratus auratus, having golden-yellow patches under the tail and on the underwings, and yellow shafts on the primary feathers.

    Also called yellowhammer, yellow-shafted woodpecker.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal.