- Medium-sized woodpecker.
- Back entirely black.
- Sides barred black-and-white.
- Throat, chest, and belly white.
- Face black with white and black mustache marks.
- Male with yellow cap.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile similar to adult but duller, with dull black crown (yellow patch reduced or absent), and underparts washed buff.
- Both Sexes
- Length: 9.1 in (23 cm)
- Weight: 2.1-3.1 oz (61-88 g)
- Wingspan: 15.8-16.5 in (40-42 cm)