January 1990 – vol. 83, issue 1, pp 30–30 'THE Yellowhammer (Emberiza c. citrinella) is known in western Carnarvonshire indifferently as Penfelen (i.e. Yellow-head) or Gwas y neidr (i.e. Servant of the Adder). The latter name is also applied to the Adder-bolt or Dragonfly. A common Welsh name for the Meadow-Pipit is Gwas y gog (i.e. Servant of the Cuckoo) and it is alleged that the Yellowhammer cherishes and feeds an adder just as the Mead... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.