- Picoides dorsalis
8 1/2" (22 cm).
Back barred black and white. Male has yellow crown; female has solid black crown. A woodpecker with size similar to American Robin.
Similar to Black-backed Woodpecker, but smaller and bill shorter;
Smaller and darker than the Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker, with which it has been considered conspecific.
- P. d. dorsalis:
- P. d. fasciatus:
- P. d. bacatus:
Coniferous and spruce forests particularly where degraded by burning and logging, or swampy.
Four white eggs are laid. The nest is in a tree hole that is beveled on the lower side of the entrance to form a sort of doorstep for the birds.
A soft pik, similar to call of Downy Woodpecker.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- Boreal Birds
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) American Three-toed Woodpecker. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 6 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/American_Three-toed_Woodpecker
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