Larger woodpecker with a tan crown, a gray face, a black oval-shaped bib, and black spots on the belly. Males have a red mustache stripe.
Barred black and tan above and spotted below. Females have a tan crown and gray cheek and throat.
Found in the Sonoran Desert in areas with dense stands of saguaro cacti. Often seen perched atop saguaro cacti.
Larger woodpecker with an oval-shaped black bib that is often larger than the bib on Northern Flickers.
Yellow underwings and white rump patch are visible in flight. Note gray cheeks and throat and tan crown. Only males have a red mustache stripe.
- Medium to large woodpecker.
- Grayish brown.
- Barred on top, spotted below.
- Black crescent on chest.
- Rump white, conspicuous in flight.
- Yellow patches in wings obvious in flight.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile resembles adult, but colors duller.
Relative Sizebetween robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 11.0 in (28 cm)
- Weight: 3.3-4.5 oz (92-129 g)
- Wingspan: 19.7-20.5 in (50-52 cm)
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