Black-backed Woodpecker

Picoides arcticus

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

BBWO

Code 6

PICARC

ITIS

HEAD

Black-backed Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown or gray-brown in hatch year and early second year birds developing to red-brown in older birds.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Yellow
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black-backed Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 24 cm (9.5 in)
  • Weight: 71 g (2.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White with black barring on flanks.
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black-backed Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates powerful flaps with glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 43 cm (17 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with white outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Black with white outer feathers.
  • Leg Color: Gray
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