laughing bird

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yaffle \Yaf"fle\ (y[a^]f"f'l), n. [Probably imitative of its
   call or cry.] (Zool.)
   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.
   [1913 Webster]
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