- Medium-sized woodpecker.
- White stripe running up side.
- Messy black and whitish barring on back.
Male DescriptionThroat completely red.
Female DescriptionThroat red, chin white. Extent of red variable, some with entire throat red.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile similar to adult, but head markings obscured because of paleness, with black replaced with brownish.