Definition of green woodpecker in English:

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green woodpecker

Pronunciation: /ɡrēn ˈwo͝odˌpekər/


A large green and yellow woodpecker with a red crown and a laughing call, found from Europe to central Asia.
  • Picus viridis, family Picidae.
Example sentences
  • There was also lots of other great wildlife to see in the area around Malham Cove including nesting little owls, green woodpeckers and redstarts.
  • They are organising a project to monitor the green woodpeckers in the National Park - there has recently been a decline in their numbers and the park authority would like see how many there are left.
  • The dawn chorus is a medley of warblers and shrikes, and, always from the same tree, the klu-klu-klu of a green woodpecker.

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Syllabification: green wood·peck·er

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