American Three-toed Woodpecker


(Picoides tridactylus)

Sporting yellow on the head like the Black-backed Woodpecker with which it often shares the same habitat,  American three-toed Woodpecker is distinguished from Black-backed by the white barring on its back.  It is one of two separate species resulting from the split of the former Three-toed Woodpecker into American Three-toed and Eurasian Three-toed.

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