Medium-sized woodpecker with an entirely black back.
Sides barred black-and-white, throat, chest, and belly white.
Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota
A black-backed woodpecker hammers on a tree in Brown-Lowery Provincial park
A male and female (pair?) foraging in tamarack bog.
Mega-rarity in Massachusetts. This cooperative bird has been here for 2 weeks now, affording many people life views (including me).
The Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) also known as the Arctic Three-toed Woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker (23 cm long) inhabiting the forests of North America.