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Related to yellowhammer: Emberiza citrinella

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On foodstuffs issues identified in the outdated, worst case scenario Yellowhammer report leaked to the Sunday Times, the GSLP Liberal Government has worked very hard to ensure that all arrangements necessary are in place so that a hard Brexit does not create any issues with the supply of such goods to Gibraltar.
I imagine the originator of Op Yellowhammer is keeping his beak down.
But apart from assorted Remainers and anti-no-dealers, I suspect that few people were impressed by Yellowhammer's warnings.
CBI director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think we can be prepared, we should be prepared, but I don't think that takes away from the fact that what Yellowhammer shows, and I think what businesses have been saying for three years, is that the cost will be really significant for our economy and for jobs and that a deal is the number one priority."
Operation Yellowhammer documents reveal that the UK government expects the return of a hard border in Ireland, which could spark local protests and road blockages and eventually "affect fuel distribution".
The dubious reputation thus attached to the yellowhammer spilt over, especially into more northerly parts of Scotland, to such an extent that small boys were encouraged to seek out the nests of yellowhammers and take and destroy their eggs.
The NRA's Adkins told Yellowhammer News after the hearing that Figures' comments were unfortunate.
These birds include songbirds, farmland birds, woodland birds and seabirds such as the Curlew, Hen Harrier, Corncrake, Lapwing, Woodcock, Puffin, Kittiwake, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Merlin, Skylark, Starling, Song Thrush, Nightingale, Herring Gull and the Yellowhammer.
The government's official No Deal Brexit emergency plan Operation Yellowhammer will be activated on Monday, it is reported.