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yellowhammer:

see woodpeckerwoodpecker,
common name for members of the Picidae, a large family of climbing birds found in most parts of the world. Woodpeckers typically have sharp, chisellike bills for pecking holes in tree trunks, and long, barbed, extensible tongues with which they impale their insect
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yellowhammer

1. a European bunting, Emberiza citrinella, having a yellowish head and body and brown streaked wings and tail
2. US and Canadian an informal name for the yellow-shafted flicker, an American woodpecker (see flicker)
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ON THE UP Wild birds like the yellowhammer have seen numbers rise
It is essential that the tremendous monitoring efforts of Wales' volunteer bird-watchers are complemented by further investigation into the causes of change in bird communities, especially the continuing declines in farmland specialists such as starling, curlew and yellowhammer.
Research carried out over a 10-year period showed that in areas where 10% to 20% of land was left as stubble over winter, skylark and yellowhammer numbers have been maintained, whereas they have declined in other areas.
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Besides well-known species like blackbirds and robins, your garden may also play host to more unusual species such as blackcaps, reed buntings, woodpeckers and yellowhammers.
The weather was also responsible for many more sightings of countryside birds like fieldfares, bullfinches and yellowhammers in gardens.
Yellowhammers have also plunged by 34%, house sparrows by 20% and linnets by 14% Winners since 1995 in the region include woodpigeon, up 22%; swallow 32%; carrion crow 11%; blackcap 26%; goldfinch 44%; chaffinch 23%; greenfinch 21%; wren 31%; dunnock 34%; robin 28%; blackbird 35%, blue tit 2% and coal tit 32%.
Reports of redpolls, yellowhammers and bramblings in gardens have been flooding into the RSPB.
The rare tree sparrow has begun thriving at Lime Pits Farm, in Rushall, Walsall, along with reedbuntings and yellowhammers.
The findings, from the annual Breeding Bird Survey, also show a decline in skylarks and yellowhammers.
A report by the Pembrokeshire Biodiversity Partnership shows starlings have decreased by 70%, yellowhammers by 50% and skylarks by 33%.
anemone, narcissus, The weather did result in more sightings of other birds like fieldfares, redwings, blackcaps, bullfinches and yellowhammers.