[ US /ˈwʊdˌpɛkɝ/ ]
[ UK /wˈʊdpɛkɐ/ ]
  1. bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
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How To Use woodpecker In A Sentence

  • Sparrows, chickadees, woodpeckers, and an assortment of other creatures were awake and bustling that summer morning.
  • Her eyes missed nothing; her dainty close-set ears heard all -- the short, dry note of a chewink, the sweet, wholesome song of the cardinal, the thrilling cries of native jays and woodpeckers, the heavenly outpoured melody of the Florida wren, perched on some tiptop stem, throat swelling under the long, delicate, upturned bill. The Firing Line
  • Chickadees, crossbills, goldfinches, nuthatches, siskins, and woodpeckers pick the winged seeds out of pine and spruce cones.
  • The mikko descended wooden stairs from his steep-roofed palace, its ridgepole adorned with sculptures of ivory-billed woodpeckers. Fire The Sky
  • A greater-spotted woodpecker zooms in on a telegraph pole on the lane.
  • Several species of hummingbirds flit about the blooms of the Arizona trumpet and the desert honeysuckle, while the rat-tat-tat of five different kinds of woodpeckers may be heard.
  • Compare this bird with the golden-fronted woodpecker that has yellow on the forehead and back of the neck; the red-headed woodpecker that has an all-red head and neck, and the ladder-backed woodpecker that has a black-and-white striped head. Mystery bird: red-bellied woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
  • We went driving in the country on Sunday afternoons to look for some of the birds that were special to us: bluebirds, goldfinches, pileated and red-headed woodpeckers, and, most thrilling of all, painted buntings.
  • Down in the canyon, I often see the house wren, acorn and Nuttall's woodpeckers, wrentit, and, in winter, the yellow-rumped warbler.
  • Downy Woodpeckers form monogamous breeding pairs in late winter.
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