[ UK /jˈɛlə‍ʊhˌæmɐ/ ]
  1. European bunting the male being bright yellow
  2. large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail
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How To Use yellowhammer In A Sentence

  • The hedges were as yet uncut and were fizzing with little birds, notably bright yellowhammers, and sloes dressed with a dark bloom hung enormous like grapes.
  • The data collection, which is being funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has already taken place involving a variety of farmland birds, including skylarks and yellowhammers.
  • A network of mini-reserves on Lakeland hills could provide vital havens for declining bird species like yellowhammers, reed buntings and lapwings, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
  • Yellowhammer in urban gardens rose 68 per cent. Times, Sunday Times
  • Songbirds such as the linnet, yellowhammer, skylark and song thrush to name but a few, are fast disappearing in our gardens and countryside.
  • The development, he maintains, would also threaten the presence of wildlife including yellowhammers, badgers and dormice.
  • In the UK between 1970 and 1999 the skylark had declined by 52 per cent, the yellowhammer by 53 per cent and the corn bunting by 88 per cent.
  • The second half of the name yellowhammer is thought to derive from the German for bunting which is ‘ammer’, yellowhammers being the commonest of the buntings.
  • They are little gamebirds, about the size of a yellowhammer, and streaky-brown like a partridge with a stripey head. Times, Sunday Times
  • I managed to pacify her, eventually, with the aid of a little Carnation milk, and the starling got bored with being a telephone and went back to teasing the yellowhammer by imitating his song.
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