American Three-toed Woodpecker Identification

Adult Description

  • A medium-sized black-and-white woodpecker, more black than white.
  • Head black with a white mustache stripe and a thin white line behind eye.
  • Throat, breast, and belly white.

Immature Description

Similar to adults, but with yellow cap smaller than adult male.
Relative Size

Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 7.9 in (20 cm)
    • Weight: 2.3 oz (65 g)