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 for yellow-hammer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flicker \Flick"er\, n.
     1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; fluctuation; sudden
        and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of
        the dying flame.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) The golden-winged woodpecker ({Colaptes aurutus);
        -- so called from its spring note. Called also
        yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and
        [1913 Webster]
              The cackle of the flicker among the oaks.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yellowhammer \Yel"low*ham`mer\, n. [For yellow-ammer, where
     ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a
     yellow-hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zool.)
        (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella). The
            color of the male is bright yellow on the breast,
            neck, and sides of the head, with the back yellow and
            brown, and the top of the head and the tail quills
            blackish. Called also yellow bunting, scribbling
            lark, and writing lark. [Written also
        (b) The flicker. [Local, U. S.]
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