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- A small black-and-white woodpecker of the southwestern United States and Mexico that forages and nests in cactus.
Male DescriptionRed cap extends from nape to mid-crown, where it turns spotted red, black, and white.
Female DescriptionBlack from nape to forehead. May have white spots or streaks on forehead and crown.
Immature DescriptionJuveniles of both sexes have red on crown. Red feathering is less extensive than on adult male.
Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robin
- Both Sexes
- Length: 6.3-7.1 in (16-18 cm)
- Weight: 0.7-1.7 oz (21-48 g)