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Mottled black and white, markings not distinct like others in our area. Small red patch on top of head.
Rural SW Pennsylvania
Other black & white woodpeckers in our area include Hairy, Downy, and Red-bellied.
Thank you both very much for your ID; much appreciated
I agree with Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius, but it looks more like a subadult to me. An adult female would have red on the crown.
Your woodpecker could very possibly be a yellow-bellied sapsucker. It has the red head patch and the patterning on the back lead me to think that this is your bird. This bird is a female.
Lat: 40.28, Long: -78.80
Spotted on Jun 16, 2012 Submitted on Jun 17, 2012