A to Z Geography: Alabama

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The state of Alabama is located in the southeastern part of the United States. Here is an alphabetical list of words that relate to Alabama and its geography.

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The Yellowhammer is one of the state birds of Alabama. This Alabaman term for the northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) or common flicker stems from the brilliant yellow cloth found on the uniforms of newly arrived Confederate soldiers from Alabama during the civil war who earned the nickname after a member of a different company yelled out,  “Yellowhammer, Yellowhammer, flicker, flicker!” 

Northern Flickr.  Photo:  Jeff Lemons, USFWS, public domain.
Northern Flickr. Photo: Jeff Lemons, USFWS, public domain.

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