(archaic) the European green woodpecker, Picus viridis
The European green woodpecker, Picus viridis.
(intransitive) Of the green woodpecker: to make its distinctive cry.
The European green woodpecker (Picus viridis syn. Genius viridis). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also eccle, hewhole, highhoe, laughing bird, popinjay, rain bird, yaffil, yaffler, yaffingale, yappingale, yackel, and woodhack.