|Photo courtesy of Tom Grey|
- A medium sized black bird with a large white patch on back and white wing bars. Outer tail feathers are entirely white. Red patch on back of head. Can be confused with the Downy woodpecker, which is smaller (5 ¾”). length 7 ½” – 9 ¼”
- A loud, sharp peek.
- Conifer seeds
- Holes excavated in tree trunks
- Both open and dense forests
- Fairly common throughout most of the U.S.