American Three-toed Woodpecker

Picoides dorsalis

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

ATTW

Code 6

Non AOU

ITIS

HEAD

American Three-toed 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, Striped, 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

American Three-toed Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 71 g (2.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White with heavy black barring.
  • Upperparts: Black with black and white barring on center of back.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

American Three-toed Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with short glide with wings partially folded to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with white outer feathers and some black spotting.
  • Under Tail: Black with white outer feathers and some black spotting.
  • Leg Color: Black
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